Tag Archives: Civil Disobedience

Did God allow the deaths in Las Vagas?

Las Vagas suffered many people dying.  Did God permit all these deaths to occur?

Of course!  God is in complete control of His Creation.  Nothing happens without God’s permission.

Obviously, God permitted the people who died in Las Vagas to die, or else they would not have died.  Even Satan cannot kill without God’s permission, as the Book of Job shows.

All life belongs to God.  God can give life, and God can take away life.  God as God has the right to take away life at any time whenever He wants.  Praise be to the LORD, who is the Creator and Sustainer of all things!

What people in Las Vagas must think about is what they did to anger God so that God allowed this tragedy in their community?

God may be angry about the legalization of marijuana.  God may be angry about the tolerance of homosexuality.

One thing is clear.  God is angry, and that is why God permitted deaths to occur in a tragic way.

Just read the Holy Bible and see the many horrific ways God allows death as the punishment for sin.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.

Should Christians stand against their own government, if their own government stands against the Holy Bible?

Yes, true Christians must stand against their own government (local, state, federal), if their own government stands against the Holy Bible, which is the Word of God.

“Christians” who are loyal to their earthly government, when it stands against the Holy Bible (Word of God) are not true Christians.  True Christians are followers of Jesus Christ and champion the Word of Jesus Christ and Bible morality in society.

Chrisitans must not submit to earthly powers that stand against the Holy Bible.

That is important for all police officers, all FBI agents, all CIA agents, all Homeland Security officers, all NSA operatives, all US Marines, all US Military personnel, all US Secret Service personnel, all US Marshalls, all US civil servants in the US State Department, all secretaries and staff of US politicians on local, state, and federal levels.

True Christians must overtly stand against the earthly government and its politicians, judges, legislators, and representatives that intentionally downgrade the morality of the Holy Bible or the integrity of Biblical Christianity.

True Christians are not those who go to church.  True Christians do go to church, but true Christians are those who will stand with Jesus Christ even if it means that the true Christian will lose everything he or she has.

The true disciple must deny himself, take up the cross and follow Jesus Christ.

In the context of the United States of America (or the United Kingdom or Canada or Germany or France, etc.), this means that true Christians must stand against their own earthly governments, when their earthly governments go against the Holy Bible.

Do US citizens have the right to change the government if it keeps them down by protecting illegals?

Yes, every US citizen has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Protection of illegals contributes to blocking US citizens from practicing their fundamental rights.

If the Executive Branch or the Legislative Branch does not deal justly with US citizens by expelling illegals and DACA from the United States of America, then US  citizens (“We the People”) have the right to change the US government and the US Constitution to get what they want.

US Federal Government will lose its legitmacy to govern if they continue to promote illegals at the expense of US citizens, which has happened under Democrats and Republicans, in the last few decades.  It is fundamentally injustice to protect illegals and not expell them from the USA.  It is morally and ethically wrong insofar as US citizens are concerned

US citizens can create a completely new government, because the US citizens have that right as the People (“We the People”).

Change does not have to come through votes. Change can happen through other means.

 

Will God protect the US Military in wars if the US Government does not illegalize homosexuality?

God may protect certain individual Christians who have proven their loyalty to God and the Holy Bible, but God may not protect the US Military in a war, if the US federal government refuses to illegalize homosexuality as it is required by God’s Moral Code.

It is important to remember the David and Goliath story.

However powerful a military power, it is ultimately God who gives an army its victory.

A nation that stands against God’s legal requirement to illegalize homosexualty by national law will not be given victory by Jesus Christ.  Victory belongs to the LORD.

Is it wrong for Evangelical Christian Theologians to emphasize following national laws?

It depends on the national (or state) law.

If a nation’s law goes against the Law of God, then Evangelical Christian Theologians must emphasize that Christians break these anti-Bible laws.  Civil Disobedience is very important in cases a nation clearly opposes the Moral Law of God.

Jesus Christ often broke national laws of his country, Israel, because they went against God’s Will.  In fact, Jesus Christ used violence to drive out money-changers in the Jerusalem Temple, because the priests of the Jerusalem Temple have turned the House of Prayer into a “Den of Thieves” (Jesus Christ’s own words).

Jesus Christ taught his disciples to break national laws, when they conflict with God’s Law.

To be a true disciple of Christ, one must (1) deny self, (2) take up one’s cross, and (3) follow Christ.  The cross in Jesus Christ’s times is equivalent to today’s Electric Chair (an instrument for capital punishment by a nation).

In other words, Jesus Christ told his disciples to commit capital offense (break national laws that will bring down the death penalty), if they want to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.  Thus, Jesus Christ set the tone for what it means to be a true disciple.  A true disciple deliberately breaks national laws in order to be faithful to Jesus Christ and the Will of God.

The New Testament and the history of Early Christianity show that the Early Christians were faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and they deliberately broke national laws.

St. Paul, before he was converted, went around in the name of Judaism and the Jewish State of Israel, killing Jews who converted to Christianity.

All of Jesus Christ’s apostles were executed by the state (nation) for violating capital offense (breaking laws that would bring down the death penalty on the “criminal”).  Thus, every one of Jesus Christ’s apostles were convicted as criminals worthy of the death penalty, because they were faithful to the Word of God.

If so-called Evangelical Christian Theologians teach Christians in the United States to follow the national laws (such as gay marriage laws), which oppose the Word of God, then they are not faithful to the Bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Read the Book, “Jesus the Radical: A Poetic Reflection on the Gospel of Mark” to see what Jesus Christ taught.

Is your church faithful to the Bible, or have they digressed away from the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

Is your pastor faithful to the Bible, or has he veered away from following the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

In today’s America, it is the so-called theologians who lead the nation away from the Bible.  Many liberal theologians teaching at Harvard University and Yale University were once evangelical Christian theologians who have sold their birthright as Christians for the pot of porridge (namely, glory in secular academia).  In other words, many liberal theologians in America who push gay marriage and homosexuality in their theological professor positions in America’s universities, were once Bible-believing Christians who considered themselves as born-again Christian.  But they “fell away” from Christ and from following the Bible because they became “wise in their own eyes”.

The easiest way to see if a so-called Evangelical Christian Theologian is following Christ is if he tells you to break national laws that oppose God’s Law.  That is what Jesus Christ taught His disciples.  That is the heart of the Gospel:  To follow Jesus Christ to the point of deliberately breaking national laws, even if it means that they will suffer as “criminals” worthy of the Electric Chair (capital punishment, like the cross).

Do you think Kim Davis is a hero of American Christianity?

Yes, Ms. Kim Davis, who is the Kentucky county clerk refusing to issue gay marriage licenses and was therefore arrested by the US government, is a hero of America’s Christianity, because she rather obey God rather than men.  Read about her case:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/defiant-kentucky-clerk-to-appear-in-court-over-refusal-to-issue-same-sex-marriage-licenses-1441295805

There may not be 50 righteous people in America who are willing to sacrifice everything for Christ, but there is at least 1, and that is reassuring.

Consider this:  The police officer who arrested her is probably a “Christian”, but the police officer did not love Jesus Christ enough; he did not refuse to participate in the persecution of a Christian who was following the Bible.

Everyone has a choice.  They can choose Jesus or the world (or world’s powers).  That choice existed with Kim Davis just as much as the police officer who arrested her.  He is like the soldiers who followed orders to arrest Jesus Christ or St. Paul or St. Peter.  Throughout history, such police officers followed orders to arrest Christians and participated in the persecution of Christians.

Are they not guilty?

Of course, they are!

Consider this.  Nazi officers after World War 2 said that they were not guilty because they were following orders.  Visit the website below:

http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Nuremberg_defense

Are police officers or soldiers following orders guilty of what they do when following orders results in the persecution of Christians?

Absolutely!

Yes, the so-called Christian police officer who arrested Kim Davis will burn in Hell, forever, unless he repents and refuses to arrest anti-homosexuality Christians whom he is ordered to arrest in the future.  Everyone has a choice to do the right thing or do the wrong thing.

It is unfortunate that the United States Supreme Court has brought this unfortunate situation upon American police officers in all 50 states.  Now, the eternal life of America’s police officers is on line.  Now, they can follow orders and participate in American government’s persecution of Christians, and they would be, therefore, doing the work of Satan, just by doing their job and following orders.

This is what happens, when the Law of the Land directly opposes the Law of God and the Bible.

During the French Revolution and the Russian Revolution, soldiers and police officers refused to follow orders.  Without these police officers and soldiers, the French Revolution and the Russian Revolution would not have succeeded.

Everyone has a choice.  If you are a police officer, you can choose to participate in the persecution of Christians or not.  If you disobey orders as a police officer or a soldier, you may be arrested or shot.  But many Christians in history have gladly given their life for Christ to obey the Word of God.

That’s what Kim Davis did.  She gave her freedom up for Christ.  That’s what a true disciples of Christ do.

A true disciple (1) denies self (such things as freedom) for Christ, (2) take up the cross (which means, even go to death for Christ), and (3) follows Jesus Christ.  And this is what Kim Davis did.  But this is precisely what the police officer who arrested Kim Davis did NOT do.  He could have refused to participate in the persecution of Christians and be a true disciple of Christ.

The Fraternal Order of Police Officers has a choice.  Each police officer has a choice. They can choose to participate in the persecution of Christians and go to eternal damnation in Hell, or they can choose to be a disciple of Christ and be willing to go to jail as Kim Davis did, St. Paul did, St. Peter did, and millions of Christians did throughout the past 2,000 years.

Being a disciple of Christ is an active choice.  You are not a disciple of Christ just because you go to church.  Many people who go to church go for wrong reasons.  Many people who go to church will go to eternal damnation in Hell, because they are not truly born again.

If you are truly born again, then you will exhibit yourself as a true disciple of Christ.

We need Christians to join the police department, precisely to become Christian testimonies by refusing to arrest true, born-again Christians who follow the Bible.  This testimony will do more to advance the Christian Gospel than handing out a million Christian tracts, door to door, or preaching 1,000 sermons at a church.

Christianity was built on the faith of Christians who willingly denied themselves freedoms and even life to follow the Word of God, the Holy Bible.

Have a look at this book about Rev. Sang-Dong Han, whose willingness to defy the Law of the Land and go to jail for disobeying the Law of the Land helped the growth of Christianity in Buddhist Korea.

http://www.amazon.com/Sang-Dong-Founder-Presbyterian-Church-Koshin/dp/1596890738/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441496470&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Rev+sang+don+han