Many Christians act as if Jesus and His Bible have nothing to say about government, but we create and enforce laws to enforce moral standards. Name the law, and one of two things will be true.
- That law may be blatantly unethical. We will find someone, at least one person, who gains some advantage from the law at the expense of his neighbors.
- That law will address what some people consider an ethical issue. At least some small group of people will consider it immoral to do what the law prohibits or to not do what the law requires us to do. Hence we have laws against stealing, murder, perjury, assault, reckless driving, libel, slander, embezzlement, false advertising, not stopping at a stop sign, not registering for the draft, and so forth.
Romans 13:1-7 NASB – Bible Gateway describes why Christians must obey the government. Government bears the sword to stop those who would do evil. In the Apostle Paul’s day, when Christians were only a small minority. There was little Christians could do to change the government. So, Paul told Christians to obey those laws they believed God would approve and to pray for their leaders. In our day and in our land, however, most of us call ourselves Christians. In our day and in our land we celebrate those who have struggled to create and preserve government of the people, by the people, for the people (see Gettysburg Address | National Geographic Society). Therefore, when it comes to government, we have no excuse. We cannot in good conscience be or remain passive.
Jesus called upon us to be salt and light. (Matthew 5:13-16 NASB – Disciples and the World – “You are – Bible Gateway). Because the moral values of a people provide the foundation for their laws, we must strive to ensure our laws reflect moral values that our Creator approves.
What happens when Christians stand aside and allows our nation’s laws to reflect the values of the world? Let’s just consider one example. Think about the question this article addresses. Could doctors be forced to perform sex reassignment surgeries? (catholicnewsagency.com).
Why would anyone want to force doctors to perform sex reassignment surgeries? It doesn’t make sense. What kind of fool would be that determined to force his values upon someone else? Who wants to be operated on by a doctor whose conscience is bothering him? Yet, people can be that prideful, and as dumb as it sounds, the Biden Administration won’t give up this awful idea.
- Court Strikes Obama’s ‘Transgender Mandate’ that Forced Some Doctors to Violate Their Faith – Faithwire.).
- Biden Admin Appeals To Force Religious Doctors, Hospitals To Provide Trans Surgeries Despite Conscience Objections | The Daily Caller
Christianity is not about forcing our beliefs upon each other. That is why we have that First Amendment.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.The Bill of Rights: A Transcription | National Archives
We have this amendment so that we can speak and act in accordance with the dictates of our individual consciences. Unlike Pagans, Christians abhor government officials who insist upon being worshiped. We humble ourselves before and worship God only, not prideful men.
Please participate as a good citizen in the governance of our land. Take A Stand | Prince William-Manassas Family Alliance (familyallianceonline.org)