In the the first article:
I begin my case:
“This Slavish doctrine of Non-Resistance now exhibits itself here in America and must be looked at with great concern and as one of the great Biblical errors of the time.”
I set the tone of the inquiry, with back ground, saying there will be no security in the land.
“The citizen has no security against a magistrate who wishes to do evil to his people.”
Because the citizen has been:
“We have today a citizen that is dumb down not understanding what is or has happened to him and his country.”
And with turning away from God—-we have this.
“…because our Christianity has turn to emotionalism—with a lack of Biblical knowledge and certainly not understanding Romans 13:1-6.”
Is It Time To Resist? (Part 2)
We start to get into what Paul is saying in Romans 13:1-6
“’… the power that be are ordained of God.’ Romans 13:1 (KJV 1611). Those powers that are to be used by the the magistrate are put in place by God’s authority to have a government.”
I attempt to explain the key to Romans 13:1-6 were Paul uses words “Power” and “Higher Authority” and then bringing in what Peter says to the Sanhedrin.
“Peter tells us: “…We ought to obey God rather than men.”. Acts 5:29 (KJV 1611)”
I close the article:
“How bad must it get before the citizen is to know he is not resisting God but a wicked tyrant with evil intentions—who is using his power to an evil end.”
So with those couple of sentences of back ground we can now get into the main points in attempting to solidify our position of resisting a tyrant.
The Apostle Paul is gauging his thoughts and words through the written inspiration of the Holy Spirit, so we know his thought process was well above what I am about to write but allow me my interpretion. Paul knows—-the rulers he speaks of—-must not only have Biblical attributes ruling is the fear of the Lord but they must manifest themselves in principles of order, balanced in power, in a deep and sincere respect for right, with truth in liberty—-only with these attributes of this magnitude of righteousness can the Republic, with its subjects, expect peace and safety. It would be foolish of the ruler to not know that liberty cannot be established without morality, and morality will not come without faith—-as will not knowledge come without this faith. Virtue must manifest itself not as some genius—nor can genius come without honor, where the ruler’s love of order is confused with his taste for oppression and his thoughts of freedom have as its root a contempt of the law. Paul’s ruler is fair & just at all points of God’s law within the land.
If what is written above would be God’s minister “For he is the minister of God to thee for good…” Romans 13:4 (KJV 1611)
Would it not be blasphemy to call tyrants & oppressors—”God’s ministers”? Is resisting those who resist God’s written word as being a tyrant the same thing as resisting God? If the ruler and minister of God is acting contrary to God’s Holy Bible —is he to be called God’s minister? I say “NO” and all reason would tend to agree.
The only reason for the institution of civil government, and the only rational ground of submission to it is the common safety and utility of that land. Is a child to suffer a continued beating to the point of death by the father——–will not the child and mother rebel against her husband for such a reason as harm to themselves. Would it not be stupid and ignorant of the subject—–knowing the prince has become a tyrant and would not the subject want to correct their condition. It is beyond reason that subjects would be forced to have allegiance to or have some duty owed to that prince or government—even as they dispense cruelty and the family is being treated in an unfair and unjust fashion—especially as the cruelty filters down to the children causing their death.
The question: Is it time to resist?—–Will only become troubling if the conscience of the people can not discern the Biblical nature of the offense being committed. If in fact both the tyrant and the people have no Biblical rational and/or ability to discern Biblical abuse they will fail to make the case or connection of the wrongs—only having some emotional feeling of personal hurt—with no connection of that hurt to the whole body of the citizenship as an affront to God and His holy law. The unity of the grievance becomes the group having the biggest stick through some weak reasoning process—is that not what is going on today. We have a government today that is telling its people the health care is good and proper and that it will work for the citizens—-while the opponents are saying just the opposite. I hear nothing of some sort of Biblical argument “Pro—or–Con”.
My point here again is simple—–until and unless there is a Biblical argument we will not nor can not hear “Thus saidth the Lord”. We in this land have reached the afflicted stage and the point of death to the child (with millions of abortions) and have not been willing to turn to the Lord in repentance. It can only follow—–unless we reach that point—-turning to the Lord—-Paul’s letter to the Romans and chapter 13:1-6 will mean nothing to the people or the tyrant with tyranny and abuse meaning nothing but some degree of discomfort in the land. God’s law with justice and fairness will continue to yield to the tyranny and tyrant—as we see ourselves destroyed with the affliction getting worse with each passing day. ——-look what the Lord has to say:
Hosea 4:6 (KJV 1611)
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.”
This is not a game folks—–this whole situation has turned very serious—-the government has rejected God—-the Educational system has rejected God—–and the people have rejected God.
We shall See—-Don’t you think?
This concludes my thoughts on Romans 13:1-6