The apostle Paul tells us that civil authority has been ordained by God for a specific purpose: “…the one in authority is God’s servant for good (Rom 13:4).” The local politicians of the City of Houston Texas have nullified their God-given responsibilities. They have acted in defiance of the will of the people, the Constitution of the United States of America, and the Christian values by which our country was founded. They have clearly chosen to violate the constitutionally guaranteed freedoms to worship God and to freely and publicly speak of our beliefs.
This is not an American political process being carried out. This is a small-minded group of petty politicians attempting to impose their own self-serving interest upon the people. They have their own form of religion which is directly in conflict with the principles and values set forth by the All Mighty God. The Constitution of the United States, as well as the constitutions of all fifty states are dedicated in their preambles to the glory of God.
The Bible is the testament of God.
Today’s lesson will take us back to a time when another small-minded politician chose to impose his own self-serving interest. His name was Pontius Pilate, Governor of Judea. He is remembered for ordering the Crucifixion of Christ.
John 18:28 – 19:16
28 Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas into the Praetorium, and it was early; and they themselves did not enter into the Praetorium so that they would not be defiled, but might eat the Passover. 29Therefore Pilate went out to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this Man?”…
The Jewish leaders were motivated not by a desire for justice nor by Godly righteousness. This group of accusers sought only to serve their own personal interest and selfish desires.
Like the Jews, many modern self-interest groups, reject the plain teachings of God, hold Jesus up to be ridiculed, spat upon, and crucified afresh, by forcing god-fearing believers to succumb to the might of a god-less civil authority.
Regardless of what the city counsel of Houston, or any other political group, may say, God condemns deviant behavior and God’s people must take a stand against. Let God be found true, and every man a liar.