How do you personally justify the stand we take in opposition to the current government?
From a Christian perspective?
I guess it depends on how we take a stand.
We are not yet at a point where we might have to protect our families from government intrusion physically. We are using our words, logic, and reasoning based in biblical truth to defy evil wherever it exists…especially local or national governmental agencies which are supposed to respond to citizens. In fact, it is the duty of responsible citizens to examine public servants with a discerning and critical eye. Nevertheless, Christians are responsible to uphold biblical righteousness in a hostile culture. God allows evil men to become kings and leaders, but possession of political power does not necessarily amount to a stamp of approval from God, however.
At this point our actions are reflecting the biblical purposes and morality that government should have and pointing out to people where this government is failing at it. We pray, vote, and donate to people and organizations that will also push for the government to return to those concepts. We point out that the media is a powerful and protected group whose primary job, as envisioned by the founders, is to bring government evil into the light by publishing the truth of the situations. We call them out when they are complicity joining evil to hide truth. When they protect their narratives rather than look at actions and activity as it is, then we call them out on it.
We are to support the government (Romans 13:1, 1 Timothy 2:2) when it does not mean we have to violate our beliefs. (You know the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego as well as Daniel.)
Hope this helps in your response. I would love to see what your combined response with all of the wisdom from various brothers and sisters looks like.
Keith (Christian Husband, Father, and Former Air Force B52 Pilot)
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There is a detailed account of something very similar to the account of the 3 Hebrew youths who stood up to Nebucadnezzar found in the apocryphal (non-cannon) Book of Jasher, (Book of the Upright) which is referenced within the bible found in 2nd Samuel 1:18.
Listen to this astonishing account in the video reading below:
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In the below video we see an idea of how John The Baptist may have preached during the time of Salvation!