We have a new bumper sticker available that is flying off the shelves! The sticker (as you can see in the pic) is a Scripture verse.
Here is a sermon that explains the verse 1 Corinthians 7:23.
Here is a short article that explains the verse.
This sermon was preached on Sunday, the 4th of July, 2021.
Nations should cherish liberty and it is Christ and Christianity that brings liberty to men and nations. True liberty comes to nations that honor His law and word in their polity and policies.
But America has lost her way. Her laws, policies, and court opinions spit in the face of Christ and impugn God’s law and word. So while Americans are sold license disguised as liberty and think they are free – they are slaves to sin – and this makes them slaves to the state.
Culture is religion externalized. And atheistic cultures most always turn into statist cultures. They make the state god. Atheistic cultures end up as statist totalitarian hells or hedonistic sewers – or both. America is both.
But Christian men and Christianity produces something far different.
We as Christian men understand and cherish liberty more than all other men. And why is that? It is because liberty is rooted in our religion – unlike the religion of the atheist. Our desire to not be subjugated by men – not be subjugated by the state is rooted in our theology. In fact it is rooted in the most prized aspect of our Christian faith – namely, the finished work of Christ at Calvary. He has ransomed us – others shall not own us! No man. No state. We are free!
And this is why statists hate Christ and hate Christianity – because a true Christianity cannot be subjugated by the state.
A short article on this: http://mercyseat.net/2022/04/09/why-a-truly-christian-people-cannot-besubjugated-by-a-lawless-state/
The doctrine of the lesser magistrates is demonstrated by the interposition of lesser civil authorities. When the superior authority (like a governor or federal judiciary) acts lawlessly – it is the duty of the lesser magistrates to interpose and not obey their unlawful actions. The lesser magistrate doctrine was first formalized by Christian men in 1550, but has also been seen in non-Christian nations showing it is natural to man.
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America’s founders established this nation as a true federalism. In a true federalism there are multiple levels of government and multiple branches on each level. They did this because they held to a Christian view of man – that he is wicked and in need of a Savior.
They did not want power to rest in one man or a small group of men.
The founders established a federalism so the various branches would check the others if they acted wrongly.
The intent, therefore, of federalism is: if any one branch begins to play the tyrant, it is the duty of the other branches to interpose and resist that branch – and stop the evil. (The duty of the people is to rally with the interposing magistrates).
All public authorities (magistrates) possess lawful authority. If federal authorities do wrong, it is the duty of state, county, and local authorities to step in and stop the evil. If state authorities do wrong, it is the duty of county and local officials to step in and stop the evil.
State, county, and local magistrates take an oath to uphold both their State Constitution and the U.S. Constitution. They do not take an oath of subservience to the federal government, nor do they take an oath to blindly obey the authority above them.
Rather, they take an oath to uphold the constitutions. If therefore, another authority makes law, policy, or court opinion repugnant to the state or federal constitutions – they should not obey them.
God has established four realms of government to which He delegates authority. They are: (1) self-government; (2) family government; (3) church government; and (4) civil government. Each has its own role, function, and limits.
The authority an individual possesses in any one of these four realms of government is delegated authority. In other words, they derive their authority from God. Their authority is not autonomous or unconditional. Their authority is God-given, and thus, they have a duty to govern in accordance with His rule.