October 27, 2020 - LISTEN NOW
Crazy laws requiring masks to walk your dog, to be in place in between bites of food, even when having sex. Crazy laws to stay six feet apart, not shake hands and leave a restaurant by 11pm. Legalized spying on your neighbors, deemed Contact Tracing, has pitted friends against each other. And mandatory vaccinations are on the way.....
Worst of all, many if not most churches across America remained closed. One has to wonder who the pastors and priests are taking their direction from...God or the Governor?
But if you read the entire passage, you can see that the directive must be taken in context: we are to obey rulers or government officials who put in place by God.
How many of your legislators, your governors, your local school board members or your community leaders ...or maybe even your church deacons...are appointed by God? I don't know about you, but I find it difficult to listen to men who issue tyrannical rules and order "we the people" to stay away from God.
But as a follow-up, 1 Timothy 2:1-2 gives us something to actively to do:
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way."
“For kingship belongs to the Lord, and He rules over the nations.”