Church Document Encourages Congregation To Obey Government

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This is really getting out of hand. -Ed.

A shockingdocument has come to light from a church in Ohio which educates itscongregation that Barack Obama’s presidency is appointed by God andthat Obama himself is “God’s minister,” in another perversion of Romans13, the bible verse cited as an excuse for Christians not to opposetyranny.

Ohio District SuperintendentRev. John Wooton was responsible for distributing the pamphlet, whichwas handed out at the Assembly of God church in Ohio, according to areader who forwarded the document to us.  

“This was handed out at theAssembly of God church that my fiance and I used to attend. Weimmediately stopped attending after getting this flier about’submitting to Obama and the government,’ states the reader.

“The pastor even broughtchildren to the front of the church, encouraging them to submit toteachers, firemen, and the police. It was insane.”

“I confronted the pastorabout his stance on Romans 13, a year prior, and he assured me that hewould never sell out his church. This sermon was given on the immediateSunday after Obama’s election win. Please post this and inform othersabout it. I never, ever thought this would happen in the church I wasattending, but thankfully, we were informed enough to leave thischurch,” he concludes.

The document cites Romans 13 verses 1-4 and claims that the following “paraphrases” can be interpreted from the bible.

– Barack Obama’s presidency is appointed by God. (v 1)

– Christians should lead the way in supporting Barack Obama’s presidency. (v 2)

– Barack Obama’s presidency can be a force for good and a deterrent against evil. (v 3)

– As president, Barack Obama is God’s minister to you for good. (v 4)

The document concedes that amajority of practicing Christians probably didn’t even vote for Obamabecause of his pro-abortion policies, indeed one of Obama’s first acts as Presidentwas to issue an executive order which ensured that millions more blackbabies are aborted in third world countries, with American taxpayerspicking up the tab.

Obama himself has also scoffed at Christians in the past, arrogantly stating that people “cling to guns or religion” in tough times.

Despite this, the document urges Christians to “support loudly” Obama’s policies and “remember who is in control”.

Romans13 has routinely been cited by tyrants throughout history in an attemptto prevent Christians from opposing their rule, indeed, it was Hitler’sfavorite bible verse. Religious groups such as the Catholics in 1930’sGermany also used the verse as an excuse not to rise up against theNazis when they were still a minority political party.

A large number of mainstreamchurch representatives claim that Romans 13 means Christians shouldobey the ruling authorities no matter how tyrannical they are, and yetthe bible itself is full of examples of men standing up to corruptauthorities and attempting to change the system – Jesus, John theBaptist and Moses being the prime examples.

Should Jesus have refrainedfrom throwing the money changers out of the temple? Should Moses havecowered from standing up to the Egyptian slave masters? Should John theBaptist have kept quiet about the sinful practices of Herod Antipas,his condemnation of which led to his beheading?

The fact that large churchesin America are encouraging their congregation to all but obey thegovernment and support their agenda even if it opposes basic Christianprinciples is a shocking indictment of how much control the state nowexercises over the church through the carrot of the 501(c)(3) Statusdangled in front of corruptible pastors and preachers.

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2009-03-15