ARE CHRISTIANS SUPPOSED TO OBEY OUR CORRUPT AND CRIMINAL GOVERNMENTS???

SPREADING THE WORD WITHOUT SAYING A WORD MINISTRY
BY: CHICO AND DEBBIE JIMENEZ

ARE CHRISTIANS SUPPOSED TO OBEY OUR
CRIMINAL AND CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS???

IT APPEARS BY READING THE FOLLOWING VERSES AT FIRST GLANCE, THAT THE ANSWER WOULD BE, “YES”.  SO LET’S REALLY LOOK AT THE VERSES AND UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH IN GOD’S WORD!!!

Romans 13:1  Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.  Romans 13:2  Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.  Romans 13:3  For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same.

LET’S NOW LOOK AT THE VERSES IN CONTEXT:  Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God” GOD IS THE ONLY POWER!!!  “the powers that be are ordained of God” YES, THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE WORLD’S GOVERNMENTS ARE ORDAINED BY GOD. 

Whosoever therefore resisteth the power,  resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE GET CONFUSED BECAUSE THEIR MINDS STOP RIGHT HERE. BUT THE TRUTH IS YOU HAVE TO READ THE NEXT VERSE… 

“For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.” THIS PHRASE IS VERY  IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT REVEALS THE CONTEXT IN WHICH THE BIBLE IS SPEAKING.

A GOOD GOVERNMENT “IS NOT A TERROR TO GOOD WORKS”, BUT A GOOD GOVERNMENT “IS A TERROR TO EVIL WORKS”.

IN OTHER WORDS, WHEN A GOVERNMENT IS RIDDLED WITH CORRUPTION, CRIME, TYRANNY AND INJUSTICE, “WE ARE NOT BIBLICALLY OBLIGATED” TO SUBMIT TO THE CORRUPTION OF SAID GOVERNMENT.

Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same.

IT TAKES A GOOD MAN TO BREAK LAWS MADE BY EVIL MEN. ROMANS 13:1-3 COMMANDS BELIEVERS TO OBEY THE “HIGHER POWERS” AS LONG AS THE RULERS ARE A TERROR TO EVIL WORKS ONLY!!!  RULERS ARE  NOT TO BE A TERROR  TO GOOD WORKS. GOD IS THE HIGHEST POWER.  ACTS 5:29 CLEARLY SAYS… “WE OUGHT TO OBEY GOD RATHER THAN MEN.”

1 Timothy 1:8  But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully1 Timothy 1:9   Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man”, “but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners”…  WHAT??? THE LAW IS MADE FOR UNGODLY SINNERS???

PAUL INTENTIONALLY BROKE THE LAW IN THE BOOK OF ACTS.
Acts 18:12  And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, “the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat”,
Acts 18:13  Saying,  This fellow persuadeth men to worship God “contrary to the law“. 

Acts 18:14   And when Paul was now about to open his mouth,

Gallio said unto the Jews, “If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness”, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you“:   Acts 18:15  “But if it be a question of words and names, and of your law, look ye to it”; for I will be no judge of such matters

Acts 5:29  … We ought to obey God rather than men.

HAD AMERICA’S FOUNDING FATHERS NOT REVOLTED, THERE WOULD BE NO AMERICA TODAY. THINK ABOUT THAT.  SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DISOBEY THE GOVERNMENT TO OBEY GOD!!! 

JUST LIKE WHEN WE HAD CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST US FOR FEEDING THE HOMELESS.  WE WERE OBEYING THE WORDS OF JESUS!!!

Matthew 25:34  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:  Matthew 25:35  For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:  Matthew 25:36  Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.  Matthew 25:37  Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?  Matthew 25:38  When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?  Matthew 25:39  Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?  Matthew 25:40  And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.  THEN FIVE VERSES DOWN, JESUS SAID  Matthew 25:45  Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.   I WOULD RATHER OBEY GOD, DOING WHAT IS RIGHT IN GOD’S EYES, THAN TO BOW DOWN TO MEN.

I ACTUALLY HAD A PASTOR TELL ME TO GO TO COURT AND REPENT TO THE JUDGE AND TO ASK THE JUDGE FOR FORGIVENESS AND MERCY IN ORDER TO GET THE CHARGES AND FINES DROPPED.  MY REPLY TO THE PASTOR WAS, “I WILL NEVER BOW DOWN TO A MERE MAN WITH A TITLE ASKING FORGIVENESS FOR DOING THE WILL OF GOD”!!!

THINK ABOUT THESE QUESTIONS, WOULD YOU DENOUNCE JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR BECAUSE YOUR GOVERNMENT SAID TO DENOUNCE JESUS AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR???  IF THE GOVERNMENT TOLD YOU THAT YOU COULD NO LONGER WORSHIP JESUS, WOULD YOU STOP WORSHIPPING JESUS???  WOULD YOU WORSHIP ANOTHER god BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT MADE IT A LAW TO WORSHIP ANOTHER god???  Acts 5:29  … We ought to obey God rather than men. 

WHEN DANIEL WAS TOLD IT WAS AGAINST THE LAW TO PRAY TO GOD, HE PRAYED ANYWAY.  Daniel 6:7  All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lionsDaniel 6:8   Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.  Daniel 6:9   Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.   Daniel 6:10  Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.  Daniel 6:11   Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.  GOD PROTECTED DANIEL  Daniel 6:22  My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions’ mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.  Daniel 6:23  Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his GodActs 5:29  … We ought to obey God rather than men. 

WHEN MESHACH, SHADRACH, AND ABEDNEGO WERE COMMANDED TO BOW TO NEBUCHADNEZZAR’S STATUE, THEY BROKE THE KING’S LAW BY REFUSING TO BOW.  Daniel 3:14   Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set upDaniel 3:15  Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands  Daniel 3:16   Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.  Daniel 3:17  If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O kingDaniel 3:18  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.  Daniel 3:19  Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. Daniel 3:20  And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace.  Daniel 3:21   Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnaceDaniel 3:22  Therefore because the king’s commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, “the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego”Daniel 3:23  And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.  Daniel 3:24  Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O kingDaniel 3:25   He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. Daniel 3:26  Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fireDaniel 3:27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on themDaniel 3:28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.   Acts 5:29  … We ought to obey God rather than men. 

WHEN HEROD  THE KING ORDERED THE WISE MEN TO RETURN WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE CHRIST CHILD, THEY DIDN’T RETURN.   Matthew 2:1  Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to JerusalemMatthew 2:2  Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship himMatthew 2:3  When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.  Matthew 2:4  And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.  Matthew 2:5  And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, Matthew 2:6  And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people IsraelMatthew 2:7  Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.  Matthew 2:8  And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also Matthew 2:12  And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.   Acts 5:29  … We ought to obey God rather than men. 

IT IS VERY CLEAR THAT  Acts 5:29  We ought to obey God
rather than men.  

YET, RELIGIOUS LEADERS TELL YOU TO OBEY THE GOVERNMENT, AS THEY JOIN AND ALIGN THEMSELVES WITH THE WORLDLY GOVERNMENT SYSTEM, WHILE DIRECTLY  OPPOSING GOD’S WRITTEN WORD!!!  JESUS IS CLEAR IN HIS SPEECH,  Luke 16:13  No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 

RENDER UNTO CAESAR TRIBUTE {TAX} MONEY. JESUS SAID TO PAY TAXES, SO THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS TEAM UP WITH THE CORRUPT WORLD SYSTEM GOVERNMENT.  HOW??? BY ACQUIRING AND USING A 501C3 TAX EXEMPT STATUS, IN ORDER NOT TO PAY TAXES, WHEN JESUS CLEARLY SAID TO PAY TAXES.

Mark 12:14  And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give TRIBUTE to Caesar, or not?  Mark 12:15  Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it.  Mark 12:16   And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Caesar’s.  Mark 12:17  And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him.

THE BIBLE ALSO SAYS NOT TO KILL, BUT THE GOVERNMENT SAYS ABORTION IS FINE, IT’S OK TO KILL AN INNOCENT UNBORN BABY. JESUS IS CLEAR IN  Matthew 15:9  But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

Hebrews 7:18  For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof.  Hebrews 7:19  For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God.

Galatians 3:10  For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.  Galatians 3:13  Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.  Romans 6:14 … for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

Galatians 3:23  But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.  Galatians 3:24  Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.  Galatians 3:25  But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.  Galatians 3:26  For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 3:17  Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Galatians 5:1  Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.  Galatians 5:13  For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 1 Peter 2:16   As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.    

John 15:18  If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. Luke 6:22  Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.  WITHOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT, PEOPLE REJECT THE TRUTH IN GOD’S WORD!!!  Matthew 13:16  But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 

Acts 5:29  We ought to obey God rather than men. 

DO YOU KNOW JESUS? HAVE YOU TRULY GIVEN YOUR LIFE TO JESUS CHRIST AND ASKED HIM TO BE YOUR SAVIOR? CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO FIND OUT HOW TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR!!! TIME IS SHORT JESUS IS COMING REAL SOON, DON’T BE LEFT BEHIND!!!

God The Father Requests The Honor Of Your Presence At The Marriage Supper of The Lamb

SOON, THE TRUE BELIEVERS IN CHRIST JESUS WILL BE RAPTURED FROM THIS WORLD THAT HAS FORGOTTEN AND FORSAKEN GOD!!!  1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.

GOD BLESS,
CHICO AND DEBBIE

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Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised. We Preach the “Glorious Gospel of Christ Crucified”!!! 1 Corinthians 1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; The “Word of GOD” is VERY CLEAR in Galatians 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. Galatians 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: The teachings on this site are by “REVELATION of the HOLY SPIRIT” to edify the “BODY of BELIEVERS IN CHRIST JESUS”. We Pray that You WILL BE BLESSED by these teachings!!! Donations Can Be Made by going to our PayPal link on the far right ------->>> or Mailed and Made Payable To: Gilbert and Debbie Jimenez / Spreading The Word Without Saying A Word Ministry P O BOX 794 New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170-0794 1 Corinthians 9:14 Even so hath the Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel. IF YOU ARE BLESSED BY OUR MINISTRY, PLEASE PRAY FOR US. God BLESS, Chico and Debbie
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