Government is a godly institution. It was created by God to restrain evil. God appoints leaders to be instruments of righteousness. But when the government fails to obey God’s authority, it functions by its own authority. And with that authority, it functions based on the wisdom of men and not the wisdom of God. Big difference.
Historically, the church has always been an enemy of the government. Also historically, Christian persecution has always been a government enterprise. People calling you names or not liking you because of your testimony are all measures of persecution, but REAL persecution (imprisonment, torture and death) can only be accomplished by the government. Think about it. Only government has the authority to imprison you or sentence you to death. Read the Bible for biblical examples, and read the ‘World Watch List’ for modern day examples.
This is why it’s important to understand how all government is shifting toward globalism. We know that in the last days there will be a one world government. It is the Enemy’s last attempt at world power. This has been his mission since the very beginning.
Nonetheless, God has given government the sword. How we use that sword is based on what we do with our God-given free will.
We are also told by God to submit to authority (Romans 13:1-4). However, what do we do when the government is the one calling good, evil and evil, good? What are we supposed to do as Christians when policy and practices conflict with God’s will and truth? As Martin Luther King Jr. would say, “it is our Christian duty to oppose it. Your highest loyalty is to God.”
Human authority is not absolute. Only God’s authority is absolute. Our highest loyalty is to uphold God’s truth. Let’s talk more about this on Episode 24.Support the show