Pastor Mike’s Minute Message: How Righteous is Righteous Rebellion?

Posted: February 18, 2014 in Pastor Mike's Minute Message
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So you must submit to governing authorities, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.” (Romans 13:5 NLT)

On May 31, 2009, George Tiller, a physician from Wichita, Kansas, who was nationally known for being one of the few doctors in the United States to perform late-term abortions, was killed by Scott Roeder. This spun off a political firestorm for our nation with debates from every side. At the heart of this was a debate on Christianity.

Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin described the killer thus: “Tiller’s suspected murderer, Scott Roeder, was white, Christian, anti-government, and anti-abortion.” Yet, according to scripture, can a true Christian be anti-government? Can he really justify breaking God’s laws for a “godly” purpose?

Live according to God’s instructions, which includes obeying authorities. Righteous rebellion aside, when Paul wrote this, he was also under an ungodly government system. Obedience is on our part, not theirs. Live for a clear conscience that shows Christ’s love to a dark world! You are loved today!

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