NO. THE BIBLE DOES NOT TELL YOU TO OBEY EVIL LAWS

There would be no America if Christian Colonists believed they should obey the evil laws of England. Similarly, California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered churches not to sing and worship. I can’t think of a worse idea than to stop praise and worship because Gavin Newsom, or any other Governor told you to. It’s time  to wake up to the sad truth that Democrat Governors have declared war on the church. They were aggressively oppressing Christians long before Covid 19.

This latest travesty is just using the Pandemic as an excuse. This is just a test to see how the public reacts to Christian persecution. If we do not vehemently reject this tyranny, it will embolden Democrat leaders in other states to do the same thing. It is time to resist.

Doesn’t the Bible tell us to obey them no matter what? Absolutely not. And it is shocking how many believers do not know their Bible or have been given false teaching.

There is no verse in the Bible that tells you to obey evil government or laws. And again, if we don’t realize that now, it will soon be too late.

Let me prove to you beyond any doubt that the Bible tells us what we must do in the face of wicked government and laws.

First, I will expose a pathetic heresy that many believers commonly accept as truth. This is a widespread excuse for submitting when we should disobey.

Here is an example of someone who wrote me while under the influence of this false teaching:

“Out of curiosity, how do you justify your argument against obeying the government when you read Romans 13:1-7. The government Paul was talking about was even more oppressive than anything we can imagine. You could truly be martyred for your faith under the Roman government. And, what was Paul’s response? Did he call for governmental reform? Did he call for us to protest the government? Did he demand his rights and call on the government to recognize his rights? None of the above, he said, in the face of a brutal government, to obey. He didn’t say obey if your rights are recognized, he said obey. The church of today has to realize that the government is not our arena as Christians. Never, in the history of the church, has God used the government to bring about change.”

 

This defense of submission to evil government is riddled with error and falsehoods. Here are my responses to selected quotes:

1.You could truly be martyred for your faith under the Roman government.” First the writer tells us to obey evil laws, but then mentions martyrs. They never would have been martyred had they not broken the law by being Christians.

2. Then he asks, “Did (Paul) call for governmental reform? Did he call for us to protest the government? Did he demand his rights and call on the government to recognize his rights? None of the above…” The truth is, Paul did all of the above. “Paul said to them, “They have beaten us openly, uncondemned Romans, and have thrown us into prison. And now do they put us out secretly? No indeed! Let them come themselves and get us out” (Acts 16:37).

3. And finally, the zinger—the heresy that has sidelined the Body of Christ in the hour when we are most needed: “The church of today has to realize that the government is not our arena as Christians. Never, in the history of the church, has God used the government to bring about change.” Totally untrue. William Wilberforce was a Christian who used his faith in Jesus to abolish slavery in England. In fact, believers throughout history have created child labor laws, health regulations, and have exposed injustice, and corruption. It is safe to say that Christians are more responsible for influencing government, bringing about reform by forcing laws to be changed, and standing up for justice, than any other group in history.

So how did this writer get it so wrong? By doing what so many do. Isolating one set of verses, taking them out of context, and arriving at a conclusion that looks holy, but is in fact, pure and simple fear.

Let’s look at the verses that have been violated:

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore, whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore, you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor (Romans 13:1-7).

It seems to say that we are to honor government in every form, right? Wrong. To demonstrate what Paul is saying I offer this example. Say some parents leave the house, and leave the oldest child in charge. The child is given strict instructions not to open the door for anyone, except for a postal messenger whom they are expecting to deliver an important package that day.

The parents tell the child, “He will have blonde hair. He is wearing blue jeans and a white shirt. Don’t let anyone else in.” So later, a man with black hair, a blue shirt, and black slacks knocks on the door claiming to be the messenger with the package. Do they let him in? Of course not.

Lost in all the quoting of this verse on submission to government is the most important part: The description of the ruling authority. The Bible tells us what they are wearing! Look at the description:

1.They are not a terror to good works. Any government that terrorizes the innocent is not of God. How can you say that Hitler was God’s will for Germany? Hitler and other tyrants are in fact the ones being warned that there were God appointed governments who would destroy them: “But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.”  That is why the just powers of the world rose up and destroyed the Nazis.

2. They praise good works. Authorities that are endorsed by God do not hate or oppose Christian activity. They are the ones who—even if they are not Christian themselves—do not insult soul winning or fight the work of God. They are the cops, teachers, politicians who are glad that children are getting out of gangs and off of drugs.

3. You must be subject for the sake of conscience. When it becomes tricky, is when government is a mixture of right and wrong. Jesus said of the Pharisees, “Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do, but do not do according to their works; for they say, but do not do” (Matthew 23:3).

Do what they say, but don’t partake of their hypocrisy. Watch them for that moment when they cross the line and come between you and your God.  Just as our conscience should drive us to obey the law, we should also know when our conscience tells us not to obey an evil law.

Here’s when Peter reached that tipping point, speaking to those very same Pharisees: “So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:18-20).

And again, in Acts 5:29, “Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.””

God not only does not endorse evil government: He will have no part in it. “Can a corrupt throne be allied with you—a throne that brings on misery by its decrees? The wicked band together against the righteous and condemn the innocent to death” (Psalm 94:20). There is your answer. A corrupt throne (government) cannot be allied with God.

The Amplified Bible (1974) puts it this way: “Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, one which frames and devises mischief by decree [under the sacred name of law]?”  How much clearer can it be than this?  It proves that laws can be evil and cannot be allied with God.

In fact, evil laws are the worst form of sin. They provide legitimacy to evil.  Matthew Henry said, “Iniquity is daring enough even when human laws are against it, which often prove too weak to give an effectual check to it; but how insolent, how mischievous, is it when it is backed by a law! Iniquity is not the better, but much the worse, for being enacted by law; nor will it excuse those that practice it to say that they did but do as they were bidden.”

Notice how at the end, Henry says we can’t use the excuse that we were just obeying the law.  That is why Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

The laws being created by Democrats, using the coronavirus as an excuse, are far worse than the virus itself because, unlike the virus, those new laws become permanent.  It is time for the church to wake up and take action, beginning with voting the evildoers out of office and quit calling our submission a godly thing, when it is just a cowardly thing.

“WHO WILL RISE UP FOR ME AGAINST THE EVILDOERS? WHO WILL STAND UP FOR ME AGAINST THE WORKERS OF INIQUITY?” (Psalm 94:16).

 

 

 

 

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24 thoughts on “NO. THE BIBLE DOES NOT TELL YOU TO OBEY EVIL LAWS

  1. When your conscience is captive to the word of God, then the scripture trumps evil laws. Just ask Daniel in the lions den. By the way, if you want to be fired up to stand against democratic bozo laws…..BUY MARIOS BOOKS!!!

  2. Excellent, Mario! One additional point… In America, We the People are the true government (of, by and for the People) and our Public Servants are required to obey us – not the other way around! We consent to LENDING our powers to those who serve us justly. The Founding Fathers said it like this…
    “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness… it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” ~Declaration of Independence

    1. Thanks brother for this article, I get so tried of hearing sermons that we are to not resist but to summit, turn the other check, walk in love and not rock the boat. These jellyfishaniti leads are now tasting and see how wonderful evil government has over stepped there authority. Jesus didnt come and tip toe though the tulips, preach a nice trickle my ear gospel, no! He came to bring a sword, not peace Math.10:34-36 to bring in the kingdom of God with violence aginst the kingdon of Satan to destroy his works 1 John 3:8. It’s sad we have leaders that have sold out there congregations as clergy response teams pastors to FEMA for there god mammon. Now these pastors/leaders will take their congregations right to the spotter camps. It’s time to resist brother and sisters and fight back by whatever means you have. Many pastors during our fight for LIBERTY/FREEDOM in 1776 put on there manly pants pickup the weapons to fight a Tyrannical king who decreed crazy laws. Its time pastors to do the same or face a FEMA camp.

  3. One of your best articles! Love it! Thank You for your dedication to keep us in line with Godly order! Cherry picking the Scriptures only results when…we do not know the Word of God

  4. Are there christians who have bowed down to Baal? Many are becoming sleepy as satan blinds their eyes and heart with lies. A spirit of fear can paralyze a person to the point that they say enough is enough. My faith is weak and i can no longer follow Jesus… Mark 13:13 says, “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that ENDURETH to the end shall be saved.” I ask, will the body of Christ endure with what is happening today.. Sad to say, many will say no. satan will then have permission to put them in a false shelter of protection that God loves you and will protect you no matter what so you no longer have to fight the good fight of faith. FAKE NEWS people.. As for me and my house, i will continue to serve the Lord.

  5. That’s so right Mario,

    Paul demanded his rights as a Roman citizen despite what they might do, would to God that preachers would do the same in our nation.

    The church of today has to realize that the government is not our arena as Christians.
    William Wilberforce was a Christian who used his faith in Jesus to abolish slavery in England.

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”

    Didn’t mean to repeat what you just said Mario, just driving the point home.

    Praise and worship will go before us unto our God as we continue to expose evil in our nation.

    Our God reigns. our God reigns…… forever and ever our God reigns!

  6. I do so enjoy your daily posts. Thank you for continuing to sound the alarm to awaken ths slumbering pastor, politician and pew sitter alike. It is time we as Americans make God great again in our nation. Rise up oh men and women of God – the time to be silent is over, now is the time to stand in the gap, pray against tyrany and destroy the works of the devil.
    LORD bless.

  7. Satan has infiltrated the church and twisted God’s Word so they believe the luciferian lies. We expose the lies and deception with the Light of Christ, The Way, The Truth, and The Life, and replace the lies with The Truth of the Word and Spirit of God! Christ is essential and eternal life matters! False religion, counterfeit spirituality, harlot churches, those who have aligned their mind with the beast, and have taken the words and mindsets of the false prophets, “Come out of her, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues…Come out of her sorcery that is deceiving all the nations and wash your hands of the unholy trinity’s (counterfeit spirit: harlot, beast, false prophet and “me, myself and I” unredeemed humanity) lies, deception, manipulation and taking of innocent lives” Revelation 18:1-24. Come to Christ Jesus and receive all of Christ into all of your spirit and soul and body and life and family and church and city and county and state and nation!

  8. My overall sense is that many “pastors” have nice cushy jobs and will gravitate to whatever explanation saves them the trouble to deal with anything. I have moved several times and attended different churches and have always been wondering – what do “pastors” do with their time to fill up 40 hours a week to earn around 100k? I have never found a good answer. The only pastors I have had that I don’t look upon with this suspicion are those who make little or nothing in extremely small fellowships and have a day job.

  9. It does not look like pastors are going to join together to speak out loudly and clearly and to stand against encroaching tyranny. They would have done it by now if they were going to. Not sure what God is going to do about that, it will be between Him and them. They don’t seem to be coming to a place of disgust and desperation. More like, being lulled into acceptance of whatever the state orders, no matter how ridiculous it is.. I hope I am wrong about that. But I am believing God for a Trump win in November.

    1. kingskid48; I really believe that God doesn’t need a majority, just a few good men and women who are totally-100% sold out to Him! I notice in the Word that He never has had the “majority” and He seems happy to use a “remnant” as He pleases. I think it’s an unhappy discovery of ours who are being awakened but true. I do also believe that what God started in the White House is for His glory and I cannot believe that God would…..in all of His mercy and grace….really let satan have the whole planet which no doubt he would because of the purpose of our Nation to worship Him freely and get the good news of His Gospel out across the Nations; look what He did with just 12 to begin with. I can’t help but believe because of our President’s mandate, that he will have another 4 yrs. and the remnant is very much praying, fasting, voting, etc. and getting the word out in many ways right now; it leaves me with faith and optimism-no matter what it looks like.

  10. I tried to watch your Sunday Night Church videos on You Tube and I can not get them because of the G Suit account. How do I watch your videos? Thanks

  11. Mike Ditka (Hall of Fame coach) message to National Anthem kneeler athletes – “get the Hell out of the country”.

  12. Thank you Mario for your passionate witness! Since I have started reading your blogs and watching you on YouTube, I have become bolder in my witness. Thank you for not being afraid to speak the truth. May God bless you! PS: I just ordered your books, not only because I want to read them but because I want to sow into your ministry.

    On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 1:46 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “There would be no America if Christian > Colonists believed they should obey the evil laws of England. Similarly, > California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered churches not to sing and > worship. I can’t think of a worse idea than to stop praise and worship be” >

  13. Col 4:2-5 continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving and for open doors for speaking the mystery of Christ. Redeem the time with “ outsiders.

    On Mon, Jul 27, 2020 at 1:30 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “There would be no America if Christian > Colonists believed they should obey the evil laws of England. Similarly, > California Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered churches not to sing and > worship. I can’t think of a worse idea than to stop praise and worship be” >

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