When I write about the oppression of government, socialism in the United States, government spying on you and the need to stand against these things, I have more “unsubscribes” than on any other topic–even more than when I write about the fact that we do not come from apes.
Apparently, there is an ilk of Christian who doesn’t want to face the truth about these events where outright evil is encroaching rapidly over our society. Moreover, they do not want to accept any responsibility whatsoever for the decline of our nation as a whole.
They argue that God doesn’t single them out for what evil the people do. Did not Christ say it rains on the just and unjust alike? We have to wake up. We know the truth. We must act.
While we are supposed to submit to the rule of law, we are also to uphold the laws of God. Jesus and his disciples were under the rule of Roman law–which was extremely hostile to Christians and Jews. Yet, they found a way to change the world–turn it upside down. Social change does not have to occur as legal change.
The very premise of Christ’s death and resurrection was the salvation of mankind resulting in God’s laws being written in each believer’s heart, rather than on stone. It is the action of men and women of God who bring society from darkness into light. Romans 13:12 says, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”
1 Peter 2:9-12 says, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.”
Moses outlined in Deuteronomy 28 the blessings of those who “hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God to observe and to do all his commandments” and the curses that shall come upon and overtake those who do not.
These are not only for individuals, but also for the nation. Fact is, bad things happen to nations when the people turn away from God. And when bad things happen to nations, they happen to the people in those nations.
When our government oppresses, violates our rights as citizens, it is a reflection of us as a people. And it impacts us as a people.
We need to speak boldly and make known the gospel and change hearts. For Americans are the best at whatever they do, and if they do oppression, they will do it well.
Let’s not unsubscribe, but rather subscribe to God’s voice and change our nation.
By Bill Wilson