Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Believer and the Government

Peter and the other apostles - Acts 5:27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, 28 Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us. 29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

I believe the principle was and is: Obey God AND the government until the government opposes God’s commands, then obey God.

I fear to say it, but many Christians I know break the law whenever they feel like it, whenever it is most convenient to them. They fudge on their taxes, they speed, they don’t stop at stop signs, they lie to the officers, they possess illegal contraband, etc. But when pressured by the government in matters which oppose God’s law, they melt like Hillary going down a set of stairs.