Many Christians completely misunderstand Romans 13 and feel we should always submit to our government no matter what. Especially Americans because they feel that the U.S. is a Christian nation and that much of it's politicians, especially those in the Republican party are good God fearing Christians. Which is usually not true. Christians will continue following their government even when they are clearly corrupt and mistreat people or even go against God, all because of a misunderstanding of Romans 13 and that they don't want to question what their government does. As though all they do is for the greater good.
Here I show different examples from around the Bible on God fearing men, including Jesus who is God and man, who were not afraid to stand up to government authority, when they clearly go against/disobey God.
Another example is when Daniel continues to pray in Daniel 6, after a law to stop prayer was passed.
When laws are passed to stop you from worshiping God and following him or even when government does something that goes against basic freedoms, will you have the courage to stand up to authority?
How about criticism of politicans such as what John the Baptist did? Slowly our freedoms on free speech in the U.S. are being taken away. Such as President Obama's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act in 2011, which in Section 1021 is about pertaining to indefinite detention of citizens without trial. Prison without a defense? What kind of sense does this make? It's one of the worse things signed in American history.
Most Americans don't know this has passed, because it got almost no attention from the media. This should make everyone get upset. Especially liberals since they love free speech so much. They should feel betrayed that the president they seemed to honor so much has signed this nonsense in the name of American security! Since 9/11 happened, other anti-freedom laws have been passed in the name of "security" all because of so called fear of terrorists. But these laws were really intended to keep Americans under control and to take away our freedoms.
Learn more about NDAA here: [link]
Thankfully Chris Hedges, one of my favorite authors (even though I don't agree with all he believes in) is fighting against Obama in court to overturn this law.
I may actually do an art piece on NDAA in the future, to show my dissaproval of it.
So when your government tells you to obey something that clearly goes against what the Bible teaches, takes away your rights; especially in helping people, shuts down your business all because of your beliefs among other things, will you give in? Or actually defend yourself for God like many Christians have done?
Looking forward to your comments.