Our national affairs are rightfully overseen by government officials who are in return responsible to God for the institution that He has established. We as Christians are responsible to pray for them so that we may live peaceable lives and we should be offering up petitions to the Almighty for their conversion (1 Timothy 4:1-4). Further, we are to subject ourselves to them (Romans 13:1) but not in some total way. When forced to choose between the king and the King of Kings, we should always choose the latter. But we are also responsible to hold them accountable (Matthew 14:3) and remind them to keep their throne outside of the place of worship.
In a previous post on the book of Amos, I argued that Amos knew all too well the political dealings of his day. He also experienced the reality of what happens when church and state aren’t divided. Jeroboam II was loved by the people so much that they embraced his rule at the expense of their God. They’d put their faith in their king over Yahweh’s where the secular throne of the state dictated their worship. This was certainly the case when our government officials, “for our own good”, began to enforce mandates pertaining to Covid that crossed that line. We all know the story of churches shutting down and relieving us of our duty to sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; (Ephesians 5:19).
One of the churches that really took a beating by these government directives was Trinity Bible Church in Waterloo who thankfully stood their ground against these overreaches. If you’re not aware, Trinity is launching a video titled Antichrist and his ruin to document and deal scripturally with this. So, in the spirit of rogueness, we decided to let you know. Here is the trailer to upcoming film.