Introduction: I use the “The Way” rather than Christianity as that is a religious term. I use Yeshua not Jesus for more accuracy and because the western version of Yeshua has been so been used and abused. I have studied theology and have “qualifications” but everything said here is my view. The context is we are being asked to act outside faith by our pastors, ministers and priests who themselves are submitting to government (many being bribed too) They are often not doing it to protect their people but to manipulate them and in my opinion misguide. I would never presume to be some kind of authority but followers of The Way should be lights of truth within the context of who is the truth – Yeshua. (only one there is)
Romans 13 1-7 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
The above bible verse is being used by churches to enforce Christians (Followers of “The Way”) to submit to various kinds of authority – lock downs, social distancing, masks and every rule conceived by people who have stepped outside the authority of the law that they vowed to uphold.
I have read pastors use texts in Leviticus to justify lock downs in the context of quarantine even if the overwhelming majority are not sick. They have also used it to justify masks in church and the closure of the said gatherings.
My question for those so called pastors is this. Is using one or two verses in 66 books of the bible rightly dividing the word of GOD? The Word of GOD is two edged weapon isn’t it? It cuts away our selfish rebellion away from a heart that desires to obey GOD does it not? Does wanting to stop people getting ill (which masks clearly do and they will never stop a virus) disobeying authority? The scripture says all authority however what is authority? In China it is illegal to preach “The Way” so therefore if we interpret that verse from Romans we should stop spreading the truth that Yeshuas friends in book of ACTS were told by authorities to stop doing.
In chapter 4 we see Peter was told straight up to stop tell people about “The Way” after being jailed. So did he stop telling people the truth or did he obey authority? If these men submitted to the authority then that message would have died in its tracks and the church would never have been.
If all authority comes from GOD then we need to look at what authority is. If the authority is telling followers of “The Way” to act out of faith. (sin) then should those followers submit to that authority? We have to clarify authority. Think about it. It currently tells us it is lawful to murder children (abortion) and have sex with a minor (some countries age 13) So how is this acting in faith towards GOD? Clearly it is not.
Yes authority is placed there by God but that authority becomes illegitimate and rendered null and void when it asks followers to act out of faith towards GOD. Everything we see happening today violates faith because it does not seek to protect people but to enforce slavery using edicts that defy all logic, that intentionally cause harm and ignore debate and science. But ultimately it asks people who are submitted to GOD to break that faith and to act outside its boundaries.
Let me raise the question grace VS law. To take one scripture and elevate it about all scriptures out of context is what those who promote “The Law” do. They do not rightly divide the WORD. The bible is one organism of GODS utterance is it not? Ephesians is warning followers of “The Way” not to fall in to the The LAW. Read it and see. We cannot be submitted GOD by just obeying one verse quoted out of the context in of the whole bible. So when Paul speaks to the Romans in that letter does he actually instruct people to submit to illegitimate authority? Is he telling people to “act of of their faith” which is called sin? I leave that question to you.
We could debate all day but let me clarify these things. Edicts are not laws and any edict that does not fall under the law that is the authority is clearly not legitimate if it promotes us to purposely and wilfully hurt (or more like destroy others) through social distancing, lock downs and mask wearing) Did you know the same reasoning was used prior to WW2 in Germany by Christian leaders? Research it if you do not accept my word.
Authority that comes from GOD is not limitless in its application. Someone who was elected to protect us cannot command us to hurt ourselves (sin against our bodies by wearing mask and social distancing) Is not our body “dwelling place” of GOD and not a building? Do we submit to a directive to take vaccine that has not been tested (many thousands of doctors are warning us not to take) and equate that disobedience is being rebellious against GOD? No. Not anymore then drinking poison or being intoxicated because that is what the so called has been proven to be.
If I know in my heart that wearing a mask, closing down business and taking a poisonous vaccine is not only sinning against my own body but murdering innocent people do I submit to that so called authority because I am quoted a bible verse out of context? We have carefully debated laws that clarify all of these things so that they cannot be illegitimately used to hurt us. (Yes our so called authorities are doing just this) They are knowingly and wilfully murdering innocent people. Authorities are telling us that if we are followers of “The Way” we should obey them even though they are asking us to sin.
David was chosen by GOD to be king but the authority of the time (King Saul) wanted him dead. Here is an insight I had. Did David just surrender and die? Conversely when he had the opportunity to kill Saul (who was evil) when he was taking a leak did he? I think you see an example of David rightly dividing the WORD of truth here because he killed many human beings that were fighting against Israel but would not kill Saul as he was appointed by GOD.
There is another agenda at play too. I hate to use this label but it is accurate enough – Zionism. It is not an anti-sematic label at all. It just means religious institutions (which are not churches by biblical definition) put Israel in a special place of honour and that is exactly what I was taught. Even as I write I want to say how special and magical it is and of course it has significant historical context but has been misused for millennia.
I hesitate to mention families like the 13 most powerful in the world being Jewish in origin because I do not want to package all people in to one bag. However these particular people who control banking systems world wide would call themselves Jewish I imagine but really they are a minute few and do not represent the said people that everyone blames for all woes. That is just not true and causes purposeful division that these families promote.
So this is what I allude to. The so called elite are indirectly but have purposely infiltrated churches and corrupted many with an magical awe of Israel so that is why I mention this. The agenda comes from these elite (as they call themselves) and not GOD. In fact the head of this group is Satan himself – believe it or not. It is well documented and known.