In 2020 it became painfully apparent we have very few pastors who were willing to be the watchman. Far too many are not only themselves living in fear and submission but preaching it in their words and their deeds.
What has this cost us?
Well, if the global progressive Marxists win the day, the church will be the first to feel their wrath.
All because too many in our church, especially our pastors, are influenced more by the culture than themselves have influenced the culture by teaching things like a Biblical Worldview and Politics according to the Bible.
Christians are born for combat, confrontation, and judgment and it’s part of why we are feared and persecuted.
No totalitarian authority nor authoritarian state can tolerate those who have an absolute by which to judge that state and its actions.
And if there are no absolutes by which to judge society, the culture of society becomes THE absolute.
Christians, not the namby-pamby professing christians, but the Born Agains with a Biblical Worldview (BWV), have that absolute in God’s Word.
Because Christians have an absolute universal standard by which to judge not only personal morals but the state, we become enemies of the totalitarians in authority. [Source: How Should We Then Live? By Francis Schaeffer]
A time of persecution and painful testing is coming. Lukewarm, shallow, professing christians – those who practice progressive theology, WILL NOT come through this with their faith intact. They may well be the ones Jesus is speaking of in Matthew 7:21-23.
If we Christians do not speak out against the tyrannical authoritarian government growing in our country called Progressive-leftism or Progressive Marxism, eventually our children will become enemies of society and the state.
Here is a sentence to memorize: To make no decision in regard to the growth of totalitarian government is already a decision.
In any atheistic political ideology like Marxism, socialism, communism and now the new progressive-leftism of the Democratic Party, the elite rule and the rule is based on arbitrary absolutes handed down by these atheistic elites.
Under this progressivism, the absolutes can change from day to day and because their power comes from the Mob Rule philosophy, and because this atheistic religious ideology controls the media, education, and most of the church, it’s easy to convince the naive public that the “mob” approves, thus they win.
Civil Disobedience by Martin Luther King
How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?
The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust.
One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust (personal note: and laws based on a lie, like the COVID shutdown laws) laws.
I would agree with St Augustine that ‘an unjust law is no law at all.’
“Now, what is the difference between the two?… A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law of God. An unjust law is out of harmony with the moral law. To put it the terms of St Thomas Aquinas: An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and God’s natural law.”
Some have interpreted the following passages (Rom 13:1; Dan 2:21; Rom 13:1-7; Titus 3:1; 1Peter 2:13-14; 17) as an absolute grant of authority, meaning the government is to be obeyed at all times and in all circumstances. But the injunction to obey is conditioned on the assumption that the officials are carrying out the purposes of God. Thus, if rulers are acting contrary to God’s laws or His delegation of authority, if they are not acting as God’s servant, then Christians are not bound to obey them; in fact, we may be morally obligated to resist.
Born Again Christians with a Biblical Worldview don’t share our thoughts because we think it will change the minds of people who think differently than us. We share our thoughts to show people who already think like us that they’re not alone. We share so others might be encouraged to find their own Voice and consequently inspire others to find theirs.