THE BIBLE DOES NOT TELL YOU TO OBEY EVIL LAWS

It’s time  to wake up to the sad truth that Democrat Mayors and Governors have declared war. No only on the church but on innocent citizens. This war compels believers to look again at what the Bible says about evil laws and evil leaders.

Democrats, after using the “Pandemic” as an excuse to illegally lockdown the church, have graduated to condoning riots, looting, and now murder in the name of racial justice. At first, I thought they were testing to see how the public reacts. This no longer explains it. Biden’s poll numbers are dropping because Democrat leaders refuse to take action against the domestic terrorism of Black Lives Matter and Antifa. What we have now is a simple case of stubborn madness.

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, before we sit back and let our nation be destroyed.

Christians during the American Revolution understood that the Bible does not teach us to obey evil laws or leaders. There would be no America if Christian Colonists believed they should obey the evil laws of England.

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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21 thoughts on “THE BIBLE DOES NOT TELL YOU TO OBEY EVIL LAWS

  1. Today Mario you divided the Word correctly showing man the Christ-centered Man the truth and how it is and was applied to the letter of scripture. Now for that letter to breed Life he needs t take heed to the Life-Giving Indwelling Spirit of Jesus and “Do whatever He says” Amen!

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

  2. The separation of church and state is the most evil example of a phony proclamation that is blindly adheard to. It’s not even an actual law. The Democrats have convinced Christians that “the seperation of church and state” is actually in the Constitution when it is not. How can evil people actually do that? Purly because of ignorance and blindly adhering to what evil politicians say. It is my strong oppinion that Christians that actually know Jesus as their brother need to lay aside the Bible publicly and pick up the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Without the Constitution there will be no Bible. Holy men, and some not so holy, gave America the holiest documents of all, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. I have no doubt these documents were divinely inspired and 99.9 % of professing Christians have not even read it let alone study them. I’m sick of Christians publicly quoting the Bible, try that in China. The Christians, as well as anyone who recognizes God as their Father and Jesus as their brother, should be publicly quoting the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Seperating God from the state is the worst mistake the Christian church could have allowed to happen. The Surpreme Court is not the final say, the Constitution is the surpreme law of the land. The Bible is not the final say, the Constitution has the final say as to whether or not the Bible is even allowed. Some may say that the Bible is the word of God and the word of God has the final say. In your private religious life that could be true. Publicly, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights has the final say because tbose two holy documents are all inclusive. Without the Bill of Rights and the Constitution we would not have guns and a Bible to cling to.

  3. The Covid-19 is real ..but yesterday the CDC gave a report that out of the 180,000 deaths in the USA, 6% died from Covid-19 only all other deaths came from 1-2 other ailments is what they relly died from. Any death is bad but we should not have shut down our entire economy for it, and they still are caught up in a Dr. Fauci mess.

    1. so happy for you, and so much gratitude for God exposing the lies, deception, and manipulated numbers, and calling all people, races, tribes, tongues, and nations to come to Christ to find rest for their minds and hearts as they yoke with Christ Jesus, learn to overcome, conquer and triumph over evil, resting in God, led by the Holy Spirit and using the Word as the Sword of the Spirit. Praise God indeed!

  4. WE never obey evil, Jesus died for our sins, but he also died because he stood for God and what was right, Stephen stood for God and whats right and the Holy Spirit, and the Church stoned him, we first must get the church right and then we could actually get the Government and the rest of the nation run right, Jesus left us the power and authority, to run things here as in heaven we dropped the ball, and let evil run things, which should have never been, and now look what we have I seen this morning in a vision pure chaos in the streets, and I heard they are calling for the death of the president, this is a shame and disgrace to this nation, and we must stop it at any cost, WARRIORS ARISE, FOR WE MUST WIN THIS BATTLE, everything depends on it.

  5. This election has one party supporting Israel and condemns abortion, then one party (seen over the past 8 years) that does not support Israel but supports their enemy also supports killing children. Which party is supporting Godly principles? What would God do?????

  6. Mario, thanks sooooo much for this. I have talked to pastors and church people til I am blue in the face!!! I am broken hearted that some of my friends WONT EVEN VOTE!!! And then we wonder why these evil people have come to have power over us!!! Stop sitting and wringing your hands, get out of that pew and VOTE!!!!!!

  7. I would like to point out that many Christians conflate the meanings of submission and obedience. You can be submitted while simultaneously disobeying. Peter disobeyed the Jewish leaders when he continued to preach the Gospel. He simultaneously submitted by taking the beating they gave him and rejoicing for it.

    The argument that submitting to government always equates to obeying the government is a twisting of scripture. We are commanded to obey God only and to submit to the government, disobeying when government get in between us and God.

    Submission is NOT always obedience.

  8. Amen. The Word says His kingdom has no accord with satan’s. As you’ve demonstrated in the Word what should be obvious and discernible: Those in Christ are to NEVER submit to or agree with evil. To never be unequally yoked to unbelievers. We are walkers on the narrow path. Not broad path walkers on the way to destruction. Evil laws like abortion must be risen up against as well as attacks on our God given rights. E.g. no forced vaccines. No forced medical devices (masks). No forced church closures.

  9. Christians just don’t know who they are in Christ and the power they have in them ,if they are truly Christians I just don’t understand this. If you don’t know who you are in Christ you must be still on milk or lazy or in your comfort zone or living in fear. We are not to fear what man can do to us but what God can do to us. In Luke 10:19 In the AMP V. Jesus says, behold, I have given you Authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, but my favorite part, and { physical and mental strength and ability} over ALL the power that the enemy [ possess ]; and nothing shall in any way harm you. This verse stirs my fire. Because I know that whatever darts the devil throws at me he’s gonna miss. It blows my mind that Christians either don’t know who they are in Christ and the power He has put in us, they aren’t really Christians at all or they are living in fear. They haven’t grown yet and are still on milk or don’t want to leave their comfort zone. I don’t know, and I just don’t understand it. But we need all the help we can get. Pastors that feed their flock candy instead of the gospel. I am livid at the things these punks, and BLM and Antifa and the demonic dems. are getting away with. But I will say this I don’t back down or back up or give up! I will meet the devil head on. Because I don’t live in fear, I don’t have to ,it’s straight from the pit of hell and perfect love casts out all fear!! And I know I don’t have to obey corrupt government and corrupt laws. They are against God and God is for us!!

  10. I remember years ago when I first heard you preaching and teaching the truth, Mario. I pray God keeps you, blesses you as you reach out to others with His Word and love. You are an inspiration in how true Christians are to be bold with our belief and trust in God. God bless you and God bless America.

  11. So here is an idea for how to fix the government issue… I will start by explaining the purpose of a government is to be a service to its people … A service … Meaning they work for us … Now the government is currupt and its affecting our lands our civilization and communities … This is not a service for the peoples best interests and well being any longer… Instead of supporting its people and building better societies it is now damaging and hurting our lives in many ways just because they are hungry for power … Power which we give them by voting for them .. Even worse allowing them to continue to do more harm and no good …. So … Because it is a service and because we don’t approve of their leadership any longer we as people can make them lose their power by peacefull protest and saying what needs to be said … No longer is your service required cause you failed to provide the quality service we deserve as a nation so appoint a new more effective system by saying no to both parties we deserve to get a more better leader by apointing someone better fit to provide this service … Governments are powerless when they have no people needing their leadership a government works for us we are not owned by its ruling … Find a good leader .. A fair and honerable leader one that will lift us up not break us down

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