When Pastors Choose Government Laws Over God's Law
This article, and subsequent interview, focuses on identifying a schism I am having with my church. I have finally concluded my fact-finding and my consulation with religious leaders outside of my church. I recently interviewed and spoke with Daniel Holdings (on our TV Show) and with Jamie Walden. Both men have a background in ministry. My concerns about my church have been validated. However, until I actually confront church leadership on their illegitimate positions regarding the acceptance of Government's law as being surpreme to God's law, I will not identify the pastor and the church. However, if their position continues to bastardize Romans 13, then it is my duty to identify the disservice being offered to the followers of Christ and this constitutes the full purpose of this article. If this position is not retracted by the church, then I will follow up with a video of the service and subsequent Biblical passages which demonstrates the disservice being done to the followers.
CAN WE EVER ATTEND A 501C3 CHURCH AND REMAIN LOYAL TO THE WORD OF GOD?
America, I have a dilemma. I thought could attend a church that is classified as a 501C3, a tax exempt church that is prone to government censorship. I have had some concerns about the church, namely, they don't speak about the evils of abortion (ie baby killing) from the pulpit, but generally, I thought the church fulfilled its mission. I was wrong, and I was wrong to assume that a government church, which is exactly what a tax exempt church is, could ever truly fulfill its mission to serve and to carry out God's will.
Recently, one of the assistant pastors, offered a sermon, which deified the word of government over the word of the Bible. The constant refrain from the pulpit was stated in the following manner:
The leader may not be a Godly man, but he is God's man and we are commanded to submit.
If we carry out this logic to its extreme, Jesus would never have run the money-changers from the Temple.
The only exception to the "submit rule" of Peter and Romans 13 was offered by this pastor in the form of a woman who is being abused by her husband and the pastor stated, that she should not submit to her husband. However, the implication was clear, citizens cannot be allowed to not submit to governmental edicts and ungodly leaders policies which could culminate into leading followers of Christ into sin.This is what happened to many in Nazi Germany. It is what is happening today with abortion because of churches refusal to stand boldly in the defense ofthe word of God.
This church's refusal to confront abortion and offer young mothers-to-be alternatives to killing there babies, is probably based on the fact that this is a 501c3, tax-exempt church who is serving the will of government over the will and law of God.
The church-goers were commanded to allow God to bring ultimate justice stemming from an un-Godly leader. This allows a Satanic government leader to lead the citizens into sin. The potential to call good, evil, and evil, good, is apparent. I would invite everyone to listen to my interview with Jamie Walden on this very topic.
To listen to this insightful interview with Jamie Walden, please click here.