When Should a Christian Obey the Government – Part 2

3-Part Study Notes

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Please Note: The following publication is the rough sermon notes from Creation Research international director, John Mackay. While they have been briefly formatted in order to be used for Bible studies, they are still in rough form, and need additional work to make the most of them. A full-length book in is progress – so watch this space!

Study 2

INTRO QUIZ

What have following got in common?

  • John Bunyan, John Knox and William Tyndale?
  • How about Martin Luther, Dietrich Bonhoffer and Richard Wurmbrandt?
  • ALL WERE IMPRISONED, PERSECUTED OR KILLED FOR THE FAITH

LET’S START BY REMINDING YOU WHERE WE STARTED IN PART 1: TO UNDERSTAND TOMORROW VISIT YESTERDAY AND VISIT IT OFTEN. TO COMPREHEND YOUR FUTURE, LEARN FROM YOUR PAST AND LEARN IT WELL!

  • LETS REMIND OURSELVES THAT’S WHY BIBLE SAYS..  ALL THESE THINGS WERE WRITTEN FOR OUR LEARNING (Romans 15:4) …  

AND ‘THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN’ (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

  • NOW LET’S ADD; ‘IF YOU WANT TO ALTER THE FUTURE, REWRITE THE PAST!’
  • LYELL, DARWIN, HITLER AND STALIN DID ..AND IT SHOWS IN OUR SCHOOLS AND CHURCHES!
  • And yes ..the bible readings are still in KJV so keep watching for the reason. It’s vital to the issue whether you are a Scotsman or not!

NOW FOR A NEW TESTAMENT BIBLE QUIZ.

WHO SAID ‘REPENT AND BELIEVE’ MK 1:15

  • JESUS DID

REPENT OF WHAT?

  • SIN

WHAT IS SIN?

  • SIN IS BREAKING THE LAW 1 JN 3:4

WHAT LAW?

  1. THE LAW WAS GIVEN BY MOSES .. JN 1:17

Add to that

‘ALL THESE THINGS WERE WRITTEN FOR OUR LEARNING’ (Romans 15:4) 

So now LETS BRIEFLY VISIT YESTERDAY AGAIN!

  • ALFRED THE GREAT’S 800’s BASIS FOR UK LAW WAS MOSES COMMANDMENTS
  • MENZIES PM OF OZ AT START OF WW2 1939  .. WAS A SCOTS PRESBYTERIAN
  • GARETH EVANS – 1980’S AG ..DE – CHRISTIANISED AUSTRALIA
  • NB: MOST ATHEISTS ARE ANGRY AT GOD ..NOT BECAUSE HE DOESN’T EXIST, BUT BECAUSE HE DOES EXIST, AND THEY ARE NOT HIM!
  • FOR LAST 40 YEARS OZ BASIS IS NOW ATHEISTIC EVOLUTION
  • LOGIC FOLLOWS –  IF NO GOD …NO SIN ..MAKE UP MORALS …DO WHAT IS RIGHT IN THEIR OWN EYES!
  • LABOUR LIBERAL SAME ETC
  • NO 10 COMMANDMENTS ..NO LAW OF GOD
  • ABORTION, EUTHANASIA HS OK   
  • SO… WHAT ABOUT A CHN NURSE .. SHOULD SHE OBEY PRO ABORTION LAWS?
  • CHN GIRL QUERY  – ‘SHOULD I JOIN POLICE FORCE? ‘
  • MY ANS – ‘HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT PUTTING CHRISTIANS  IN JAIL?’
  • SO WHEN SHOULD A CHN OBEY GOV?
  • SOME CLERGY TELL US… WE MUST ACCEPT HS BECAUSE GOV HAS,  AND BIBLE TEACHES US TO OBEY THE GOV.
  • ‘CHRISTIAN’ QUEEN SIGNED HS ACT INTO LAW .. WHY?
  • DANGEROUS DAN VIC … WILL PUNISH IF YOU COUNSEL HS IS WRONG OR THEY CAN BE CHANGED, OR EVEN PRAY FOR THEM.
  • REMEMBER OUR FOOTY STAR ..ISRAEL FOLAU?  

SO WHAT DOES BIBLE SAY ABOUT GOV AND OBEDIENCE?

  • ROMANS 13:1-2

LET EVERY SOUL BE SUBJECT UNTO THE HIGHER POWERS. FOR THERE IS NO POWER BUT OF GOD: THE POWERS THAT BE ARE ORDAINED OF GOD. WHOSOEVER THEREFORE RESISTETH THE POWER, RESISTETH THE ORDINANCE OF GOD: AND THEY THAT RESIST SHALL RECEIVE TO THEMSELVES DAMNATION

  • BUT THIS IS THE SAME BOOK THAT CONDEMNS HS IN ROM 1:18-END.  PAUL DIDN’T CHANGE HIS MIND IN 12 CHAPS?
  • NOW LET’S READ ROMANS 13:3-4

FOR RULERS ARE NOT A TERROR TO GOOD WORKS, BUT TO THE EVIL. WILT THOU THEN NOT BE AFRAID OF THE POWER? DO THAT WHICH IS GOOD, AND THOU SHALT HAVE PRAISE OF THE SAME: FOR HE IS THE MINISTER OF GOD TO THEE FOR GOOD.

BUT IF THOU DO THAT WHICH IS EVIL, BE AFRAID; FOR HE BEARETH NOT THE SWORD IN VAIN: FOR HE IS THE MINISTER OF GOD, A REVENGER TO EXECUTE WRATH UPON HIM THAT DOETH EVIL

  • SOME SERIOUS QUESTIONS –
  • GOOD ACCORDING TO WHO?
  • EVIL ACCORDING TO WHO?

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EXAMPLES OF RULERS NOT DOING GOOD

  • SHADRACK THROWN INTO FURNACE DAN 3:8 ..
  • DANIEL IN THE LIONS DEN  DAN 6:1…
  • NOW READ Acts 5:25-29
  • WHAT WERE DISCIPLES IN JAIL FOR?  
  • REBELLING AGAINST AUTHORITIES!
  • IT’S A MAN VS GOD AUTHORITY ISSUE
  • PERSECUTION?
  • Ever read Fox’s book of Martyrs? (published March 1563)
  • BUNYAN ETC  are regarded as heroes of the faith,
  • yet most were in trouble for rebelling against Church, King or Government!
  • AGAINST THE HIGHEST AUTHORITY IN THE LAND.
  • One of the commonest hypocrisies of history …
  • is to elevate past saints for doing exactly what church leaders today would tell you to not do!

SO WHEN DOES A RULER OR GOV HAVE AUTHORITY?

  • WHEN DO THEY NOT HAVE AUTHORITY?
  • WORD AUTHORITY FROM AUTHOR
  • WORD AUTHOR means ..TO CAUSE …TO PROMOTE.
  • AND SINCE …ALL THESE THINGS WERE WRITTEN FOR OUR LEARNING (Romans 15:4)
  • AND THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
  • LET US EXAMINE A BIBLICAL HISTORY OF AUTHORITY OR DOMINION AND CHECK THE CHARACTERS WHO ARE EXAMPLES OF DISOBEDIENCE TO GOVERNMENT, AND HOW AND WHY THEY ACTED. … 
  • R3EMEMBERING THAT CHRIST IS THE AUTHOR OF OUR FAITH-NOT THE GOVERNMENT. (HEB 12:2)

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MID BREAK HYMN

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WHAT IS DOMINION AND WHAT IS ITS HISTORY?  

  • HOW DOES IT WORK?
  • START WITH GEN 1:26 ..READ  OUT
  • MEANING …
  • GOD THE CREATOR HAS ALL POWER ..BECAUSE ..
  • HE CREATED ALL THINGS INCL MAN AND GAVE HIM DOMINION GEN 1:26
  • WORD DOMINION FROM LATIN DOMINUS LORD ..RELATED TO RULE, AUTHORITY POWER ETC.
  • BUT HUMAN DOMINION COMES FROM HIGHER UP.’
  • IT IS DELEGATED POWER.
  • DP IS ALWAYS LESS THAN ORIGINAL.
  • ANALOGY – AS PER MILITARY- POWER FROM THE TOP
  • CAN THE PRIVATE OVERRULE THE SERGEANT?
  • CAN A POLICEMAN EVER EXCEED HIS AUTHORITY?
  • YES – BUT THEY WILL PAY A PRICE!
  • ALL DELEGATED AUTHORITY IS LIMITED!
  • AND ITS LIMITS ARE SET BY THE GIVER.
  • GODS DOMINION, POWER AND AUTHORITY ARE NOT!
  • THE CREATOR NAMED THE RIVERS (2:11)
  • HE NAMED MAN GEN 2:19
  • ADAM WAS ORDERED TO NAME ANIMALS (GEN 2:19)
  • ADAM NAMED EVE (GEN 3:20) BUT ONLY AFTER SIN.
  • SURPRISE SURPRISE, NAMING IS A POWER AND LAW ISSUE.
  • (HOW DO YOU GET YOUR NAME CHANGED?)
  • GOD ORDERED BOTH OUT OF EDEN ..TO TILL GROUND  GEN 3:24
  • SO THERE IS NO POINT JUST PRAYING ABOUT WEEDS.
  • WITH DOMINION COMES RESPONSIBILITY
  • ..SO DO IT YOUR SELF

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GEN 3 – ADAM SINS – DEVIL DID NOT MAKE HIM DO IT!

  • SATAN WAS NOT AUTHORISED TO FORCE ADAM TO SIN! (SEE JOB)
  • GOD’S JUDGMENT – HE AUTHORISED THE DEATH PENALTY FOR SIN GEN 2:17
  • GEN 3:19 DEATH BOTH SPIRITUAL AND PHYS
  • PLUS THORNS ETC 3:17
  • GOD ALSO HAD AUTHORITY TO PROMISE THE CHRIST, A DELIVERER,  ON HIS TERMS, NOT OURS.  
  • …GEN 3:15 CRUSH HEAD,  BITE HEEL.
  • THEN GEN 4 – CAIN KILLS ABEL .. CAIN WAS NOT AUTHORISED!
  • SO WHY DID CAIN FLEE? … SELF CONDEMNATION re DEATH
  • WHY? 
  • HE KNEW THE WAGES OF SIN WAS DEATH  ..GODS AUTHORITY AND POWER ALREADY DEMONSTRATED WITH PARENTS.
  • CAIN’S PLEA TO THE DEATH AUTHORITY …DON’T LET THEM KILL ME!
  • GOD AUTHORISES CAIN TO LIVE ..IT WAS HIS PREROGATIVE.
  • HUMAN KILLING OF CAIN WAS NOT AUTHORISED   GEN 4:15
  • THE REAL PROBLEM..
  • GEN 5: 1-2 ADAM IMAGE OF GOD
  • GEN 5:3 ADAM WAS 130 YRS OLD
  • HAD SETH IN IMAGE OF ADAM’ …ADAM THE SINNER
  • NEVER LET YOUR CONSCIENCE BE YOUR GUIDE ..SIN PERVERTED IT AGES AGO.
  • COMPLETE THE VERSES BELOW?
  • HEART OF MAN IS? (NUMBERS 23:9)
  • GOD IS NOT A MAN THAT HE SHOULD? (JERIMIAH 17:9)
  • NOT A GOOD BIO FOR MAN EH?
  • FRENCH SUBMARINE DEAL – SCO MO ACCUSED OF?

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JUMP FORWARD SOME 1600 YRS FROM ADAM.

  • TO NOAH … PREFLOOD…GEN 5-6
  • ALL WORLD HAD BECOME VIOLENT.
  • ONE BIG UN-HAPPY FAMILY – SIN DIVIDED EVERYONE AND
  • YOU THINK TODAY IS BAD?
  • ONLY ONE GODLY MAN REMAINED – NOAH ..
  • BT HE WAS ALSO A SINNER SAVED BY ..FAITH AND GRACE GEN 6:8
  • REMEMBER NOAH WAS BORN IN THE IMAGE OF ADAM ..AS WE ARE.
  • SO WHAT WAS DIFFERENT IN THAT PRE FLOOD WORLD?
  • NO RAIN AND NO GOV. 
  • NO GST ON TIMBER..
  • NO FORESTRY PERMITS NEEDED
  • NO INCOME TAX
  • HOW WONDERFUL???
  • BUT…. A 900 YEARS LIFE SPAN FOR SINNERS TO HOLD GRUDGE, PLAN REVENGE ETC
  • SPRAY PAINT ON ARK ..NOAH IS AN IDIOT ..IT HAS NEVER RAINED!

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JUMP 1YEAR AND 10 DAYS AFTER LOAD ARK… TO POST FLOOD WORLD .. FIRST WINTER SUMMER DIFFERENCESETC..

  • GEN 8:22 FIRST LONG TERM WEATHER FORECASTING BEGINS.
  • GEN 9 :1-3 DOMINION RULE REPEATED – EXPANDED BY GOD
  • NEW FOOD REG RE KILLING ANIMALS AND EATING BLOOD
  • RULE FOR PUNISHING MURDERERS INTRODUCED
  • GEN 9:6  WHOSO SHEDDETH MAN’S BLOOD, BY MAN SHALL HIS BLOOD BE SHED:  FOR IN THE IMAGE OF GOD MADE HE MAN.
  • GIVING A MURDER PUNISHMENT LAW IN ADVANCE MEANT GOD EXPECTED THE ONE BIG UN- HAPPY FAMILY TO CONTINUE.
  • (MOST LAWS ARE RETROSPECTIVE E.G. RULES RE DRONE FLYING)
  • NOTE WHO WAS TOLD TO PUNISH MURDERERS? US!!!
  • DO YOU EXERCISE THIS DOMINION WITH HIS AUTHORITY??
  • OR DO YOU ASK ‘WHY DOESN’T GOD DO SOMETHING ABOUT MURDERERS?’
  • REMEMBER THE OLD PRIEST JOKE?
  • SKEPTIC TO PRIEST .. ‘WHY DON’T YOU ASK GOD WHAT HE’S DOING ABOUT ALL THE SUFFERING POOR PEOPLE?’
  • PRIEST REPLIED ..’BECAUSE I’M AFRAID GOD MAY ASK ME THE SAME QUESTION!’
  • ABORTION IS MURDER…
  • SO WHAT TO DO? 
  • PAGAN GOV ORDERS COURTS TO REDEFINE MURDER -THAT’S WHAT?
  • THEN PENALISE THOSE WHO STILL LABEL ABORTION A CRIME
  • AND THINK THEY HAVE GOT AWAY WITH IT
  • ‘ WE CARE FOR YOU ‘SAYS ANNA!

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VITAL LESSON AGAIN ON DOMINION.

  • AUTHORITY DIMINISHES AS IT DESCENDS

1 COR 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.”

  • NOW THERE’S AN UNPOPULAR VERSE!
  • GOD HAS ALL AUTHORITY POWER AND DOMINION,  
  • AND EACH LEVEL DOWN HAS LESS
  • Remember its
  • GOD as triune Godhead over…
  • CHRIST as man over…
  • HUSBAND as male over ..
  • WIFE as woman over
  • The KIDS ETC.
  • SO IS A HUSBAND AUTHORISED TO DO WRONG TO OR FOR HIS FAMILY?
  • IS HE AUTHORISED TO ORDER HIS WIFE OR KIDS TO DO WRONG?
  • NO – HUSBANDS DON’T HAVE ALL AUTHORITY.
  • THEY WILL BE PUNISHED BY GOD FOR THEIR SIN AND ANY SIN THEY MAKE OTHERS DO!
  • LIKEWISE GOVS DON’T HAVE ALL AUTHORITY ..THEIR POWER IS LIMITED BECAUSE IT IS DELEGATED.
  • AS ROMANS SAYS THEY ARE AUTHORISED TO ONLY DO GOOD TO AND FOR MANKIND.
  • THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO BREAK GODS LAW.
  • AND IF THEY DO – YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO REJECT THEIR AUTHORITY!
  • BUT How to do it may require much prayer and wisdom ..AND TOUGH ACTION.  
  • EG DAWKINS UK TAX MONEY CHALLENGE

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HYMN BREAK

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SKIP FORWARD SOME 200 YEARS AFTER END OF FLOOD

  • GENESIS 10
  • 70 FAMILIES ..HERE’S THE BEST KNOWN ONE  
  • NOAH HAM CUSH NIMROD ..
  • NIMROD WAS A MIGHTY HUNTER   GEN 10;8
  • NIMROD HUNTED MEN – SLAVES 
  • NIMROD … BUILT BABEL
  • ESAU REPUTEDLY BEHEADED NIMROD ..BOOK OF JASHER –
  • BOOK OF JASHER MENTIONED IN JOSHUA 10:13
  • NOW FORWARD SOME 200 YRS MAX AFTER THE FLOOD
  • TOWER OF BABEL ACCOUNT GEN 11:1-6
  • WHAT WAS THEIR SIN? …GO INTO ALL THE WORLD ..AND THEY REFUSED!
  • GOD JUDGED THEIR REBELLION BY DIVIDING LANGUAGE 
  • TO PREVENT COORDINATED EVIL (GEN 11:9)
  • SINCE MAN IS NOT NATURALLY GOOD

NOW FORWARD SOME 3500 YRS.

  • FROM BABEL TO BRITS AGAIN…
  • AS WHAT HAPPENS NEXT DETERMINES HOW POWER AND RIGHTS INTERACT IN AUSTRALIA NZ, BRITAIN, USA AND ASSOCIATED REGIONS…
  • ROMAN INVASION FORCES MANY ORIGINAL BRITS/CELTS TO MOVE SE TO CORNWALL, W TO WALES AND IRELAND, AND N TO SCOTLAND…A BASIC CAUSE OF THE STILL AND OFTEN NON UNITED KINGDOM.
  • AT THE TOP END ARE THE PICTS – OR PIKS
  • PICTS NAMED BY ROMANS AFTER PICTURES (TATTOOS) PATTERNS SAME AS MĀORI  (.. A RACE PUZZLE STILL)  
  • ROMANS BUILT WALL ACROSS NORTH TO BLOCK SAVAGE PICTS
  • PICTS STOLE BAGPIPES
  • ROMANS DIDN’T WANT THEM BACK (JOKE)
  • IN NEXT CENTURIES (HIBERNIAN) SCOTI INVADE FROM IRELAND – ULTIMATELY SCOTI-LAND BY 360
  • (RECORDED BY MARCELLINUS)
  • SCOTI SEEM TO HAVE MARRIED PICTS OUT OF EXISTENCE.
  • ROMANS RULE ENDS 410 (CONTINUE DEPART TO 600AD)
  • ANGLO – SAXONS  INVADE (MID 5TH TO EARLY 7TH C)
  • FROM SOUTH AND EAST.
  • SKIP FORWARD TO 800’S
  • ALFRED IN THE SOUTH – IGNORED THE SCOTS?
  • AS IN ROMAN DAYS,  ANGLO-SAX INVASION HAD FORCED BRITS/CELTS AGAIN MOVE SE TO CORNWALL , W TO WALES AND IRELAND AND N TO SCOTLAND. (NEVER CALL WELSH MAN ENGLISH)
  • IN 12-1400’S CELTIC SCOTS AND GALLIC FRENCH ARE FRIENDS REASON – THEY ARE FAMILY ..(CELTS/GAULS COUSINS)
  • GALLIC BLOOD THICKER THAN WATER (AND SOMETIMES BRAINS)

1508 HENRY 8TH OF ENGLAND ATTACKED FRANCE

  • THEREFORE 1509, JAMES 4TH OF SCOTLAND ATTACKED ENGLAND.
  • 1513 JAMES 4th KILLED AT BATTLE OF FLODDEN BY ENGLISH
  • REFORMATION 1517 LUTHER UPSETS EUROPE ANG CHURCH
  • 1533 HENRY 8TH SPLITS WITH ROME ..Henry is already defender of the (Holy Catholic) faith and now becomes head of the UK church.
  • JUMP 30 plus YEARS
  • MEET SCOTSMAN JOHN KNOX 1560’s – 1572
  • BUT KNOX WAS A REBEL AGAINST AUTHORITY – MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS – BECAUSE OF HER EVIL.
  • HE ALSO INTRODUCES COMPULSORY FREE EDUCATION IN SCOTLAND,
  • KNOX WAS PROTESTANT, PRESBYTERIAN, WESTMINSTER CONFESSION  
  • GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE for GOD IN CHRIST
  • GOOD WAS DEFINED BY BIBLE ..SEE WC STATEMENT ON  BIBLE AS GUIDE IN ALL MATTERS OF FAITH AND CONDUCT.
  • PRINCIPAL KNOX USED … CHN CHURCH/STATE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHILDREN..
  • 500 YRS ON IN THE 2000’S
  • TODAY’S NON CHN SECULAR STATE OWNS CHILDREN
  • BUT NOW GOV ACCEPTS NO BIBLE BASED DEFINITION FOR EVIL OR GOOD.
  • JAB ALL KIDS – DON’T ASK PARENTS…HS, GENDER CHANGE WITHOUT PARENTS PERMISSION.
  • PUNISH IF INTERFERE.  ..
  • MORAL OF THE TALE ..BE CAREFUL THE SEEDS YOU SOW!!
  • THEY MAY GERMINATE AS DEADLY WEEDS CENTURIES LATER!
  • NOW LET’S REALLY GET THE SCOTS INTO THIS
  • JUMP BACK FROM TODAY ONLY 400 YRS TO JAMES 6TH OF SCOTLAND
  • 1603 HE BECAME JAMES 1 OF ENGLAND
  • 1604 HE GAVE US KJV ENGLISH LANGUAGE BIBLE PROJECT
  • 1611 KJV FINISHED BUT….
  • KING FROZE ONE WORD ..HE ORDERED ONE  WORD TO NEVER BE TRANSLATED …BAPTISM ..TO PREVENT CHAOS IN CHURCH
  • BUT THAT HAS ONLY LED TO MORE DIVISION .. AN AUTHORITY ISSUE REALLY!
  • NB. KING’S WORD HAS NO AUTHORITY OVER WORD OF KING OF KINGS!
  • ANOTHER ISSUE WITH KING JAMES (THE PERSON)
  • HE LOVED ROMANS 13:1-2

LET EVERY SOUL BE SUBJECT UNTO THE HIGHER POWERS. FOR THERE IS NO POWER BUT OF GOD: THE POWERS THAT BE ARE ORDAINED OF GOD. WHOSOEVER THEREFORE RESISTETH THE POWER, RESISTETH THE ORDINANCE OF GOD: AND THEY THAT RESIST SHALL RECEIVE TO THEMSELVES DAMNATION

  • SEEMS TO SUPPORT DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS ..KING  ABOVE LAW.. ..KING JOHN ALL OVER AGAIN 
  • AND KING JAMES LOVED ROMANS 13:4

BUT IF THOU DO THAT WHICH IS EVIL, BE AFRAID; FOR HE BEARETH NOT THE SWORD IN VAIN: FOR HE IS THE MINISTER OF GOD, A REVENGER TO EXECUTE WRATH UPON HIM THAT DOETH EVIL

  • BUT JAMES HAD NO LOVE FOR ROMANS 13:3

FOR RULERS ARE NOT A TERROR TO GOOD WORKS, BUT TO THE EVIL. WILT THOU THEN NOT BE AFRAID OF THE POWER? DO THAT WHICH IS GOOD, AND THOU SHALT HAVE PRAISE OF THE SAME: FOR HE IS THE MINISTER OF GOD TO THEE FOR GOOD.

  • WHICH MEANT GOOD WAS DEFINED BY GOD,
  • NOT BY KING OR COUNTRY
  • NOT EVEN BY CHURCH ..BUT BY WORD OF GOD ALONE? 

STATE SOLN:

  • KING HAD ALREADY INHERITED ROLE OF ‘HEAD OF CHURCH, AND DEFENDER OF THE FAITH’.
  • HE APPOINTED ARCHBISHOP  (..NOW BY PARLIAMENT)
  • ‘SO SIMPLY PUT THE RIGHT MAN IN POWER TO GET WHAT YOU WANT’!
  • PLUS DID YOU KNOW..
  • …THROUGHOUT COMMONWEALTH – THIS HAS HAD FAR REACHING IMPACT ON CHURCHES TODAY?
  • ALL CHURCHES AND PREACHERS EXIST BY CHARTER TO THE CROWN  (WHY DID YOU COVID SHUT YOUR CHURCH WHEN TOLD?)
  • JOHN MACARTHUR DIDN’T – SURPRISED?
  • …..BUT THAT’S WHAT THE USA TEA TAX REBELLION WAS ACTUALLY ALL ABOUT!
  • THE REBELLION AGAINST AUTHORITY WAS ABOUT LIMITING THE POWER OF THE RULER FOR THE GOOD OF THE PEOPLE AND NOT THE BENEFIT OF THE KINGS PURSE.
  • SO WHERE TO FROM HERE?
  • THE REAL SOLUTION IS TO ASK …
  • WHAT’S GOOD ACCORDING TO WHO?
  • WHAT’S EVIL ACCORDING TO WHO?
  • ANSWER …WORD OF GOD ALONE!
  • BIBLE IS OUR SOLE GUIDE IN ALL MATTERS OF FAITH AND CONDUCT …AS PER WESTMINSTER CONFESSION
  • NOW YOU MAY NOT LIKE THE ANSWER THAT’S COMING AND MANY GOVERNMENTS  CERTAINLY WONT, AND MANY CHRISTIANS WILL RUN 1.60934 KILOMETRES RATHER THAN FACE UP TO IT, SO FIRST LETS GIVE YOU AN IMPORTANT REMINDER BEFORE THE FINAL HARD YARD.

THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION  FOR CHANGING POLITICIANS OR PEASANTS, PRESIDENTS OR KINGS ….is …

  • MATT 28:18-20

AND JESUS CAME AND SPAKE UNTO THEM, SAYING, ALL POWER IS GIVEN UNTO ME IN HEAVEN AND IN EARTH.

GO YE THEREFORE, AND TEACH ALL NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY GHOST:

TEACHING THEM TO OBSERVE ALL THINGS WHATSOEVER I HAVE COMMANDED YOU: AND, LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAY, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD.

REMEMBER THE QUESTIONS WE ASKED?

  • WHO HAS TO GO?
  • WHO HAS TO BAPTISE?
  • WHO HAS TO TEACH?
  • THE ANSWER IS WE DO!
  • WILL YOU? 

LESSON 

  • HOLD LIGHTLY TO THE THINGS OF THIS WORLD,
  • SO YOU CAN EASILY LET THEM GO!
  • THOSE WORLDLY THINGS YOU HOLD TIGHTLY
  •  WILL HINDER BOTH YOU AND THE GOSPEL.
  • THE FIELDS ARE READY TO HARVEST NOW.
  • DON’T LEAVE IT TO LATE TO REAP?? 
  • YOUR CAREER WEALTH REPUTATION
  • ARE AS NOTHING BY COMPARISON…
  • ONLY JESUS CAN SAVE  …BUT WE MUST GO!
  • JESUS AUTHORISED AND GAVE US DOMINION

SO WHAT ABOUT 1PE 2:13-17

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:  As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king!

MORE IN PART 3!