Re: Is it better to obey God or the Government?
Originally Posted by RollTide21
The OT is the Authoritative Text when it comes to God's Righteousness for the entire world, and it has advice for the conduct of war.
EX 15:3 The Lord is a man of war: Jehovah is his name.
NUM 32:20 And Moses said to them: If you do what you promise, go on well appointed for war before the Lord:
NUM 32:21 And let every fighting man pass over the Jordan, until the Lord overthrow his enemies :
NUM 32:22 And all the land be brought under him, then shall you be blameless before the Lord and before Israel, and you shall obtain the countries that you desire, before the Lord.
NUM 32:23 But if you do not what you say, no man can doubt but you sin against God: and know ye, that your sin shall overtake you.
PS 37:12 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth.
PS 37:13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
PS 37:14 The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
PS 37:15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.
PS 37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
PS 37:17 For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
PROV 20:18 [Every] purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
PROV 24:6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors [there is] safety.
ECCLES 3:8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
As a Christian, we have been told to seek God's Righteousness:
MT 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
MT 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
MT 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
GAL 4:25 For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children.
MT 24:43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
As opposed to the bad man that does nothing?
AMOS 6:3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;