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A Question Of the Roll Of Christians on our right to challenge the injustices against Our Civil and  Christian Liberties

With much  unpopular  sentiment  in concern to our  government  and the questions regarding  how we as Christians should respond to the invasion of our privacy, disregard for our religious freedoms, Christian and Civil Liberties, Freedom of  assembly and speech and our other rights  guaranteed  to us by the bill of rights the Bible provides the following answers.

First we are model citizens and we should pay taxes:

Romans 13:1-7

New International Version (NIV)

Submission to Governing Authorities

13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

However it does warn us that the  Government  may become corrupt and become and become influenced by the powers of Satan.

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God(Romans 13:1-7)”.

18″ And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. 19 Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should(Ephesians 6:18-20).”

When this is the case or when corruption is great we should Pray first then ,  petition  our just  representatives for the  removal  of such officials or policy. We as Christian should resort to violence as a last resort. We are to live by Faith< Hope and Love to all at All times under all times extending forgiveness and seeking forgiveness for all  transgression  . Our purpose is not to live and serve the ways of the world such as Power, Fortune, Greed Immorality,  Drunkenness  and other forms of debauchery but to live righteously. WE are slaves of Christ and should die to the ways of the world as they are the ways of Satan not God.

Below is a Post from Turning Point Ministry Concerning How God Chooses and Empowers all rulers. He gives Kingdoms and he takes them away our missions is to  serve and obey, unless the interfere with the Laws of God as outlined under the New  Covenant  :

Dr David Jeremiah PresentsTurning Points July 25

Bibliography

Jeremiah, DR. David. “Heaven Rules.” DR. Jeremiah Presents Turning Points Magazine and Devotional (Turning Point For God), 2013: 42.

 

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