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I believe that national governments of all countries are responsible to God and its citizens to discover and protect human rights. However, positive law proponents disagree. They believe that nations and their governments create laws. In light of history, this is a dangerous philosophy to embrace. Accountability, according to Bible, is first to God and then to state. God ordained human governments to maintain order throughout world. Citizens are to abide by laws of land; however when a man’s law supersedes God’s law, God’s people must resist it with all their might.
I conclude this “hodgepodge” of thoughts with a quote from Thomas Jefferson. He said, “God who gave us life, gave us liberty. Can liberties of a nation remain secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are gift of God? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.”
Senior Pastor at Faith Fellowship Church in Broken Arrow, OK. 918-451-0270