Isaiah 40:22-23 “It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:  That bringeth the princes to nothing; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity.”

Romans 13:1 “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.  For there is no power but of God:  the powers that be are ordained of God.”

Acts 5:27-29 “And when they had brought them, they set them before the council:  and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name?  and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.  Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than man.”

America’s Founders recognized that religious beliefs, notably Christianity, were a check on the sovereignty of government.  In this land, God was to remain sovereign.  Our government was to be subject to Him and to the will of the people.  As a result, America’s Founders clearly articulated the limits of government in the Bill of Rights and placed religious liberty as our “first freedom.”

Progressive forces are attempting to wrestle us into the arms of a sovereign government and away from a sovereign God.  They want us to trust and rely on them rather than on Him.  They want us to be subject unto the higher power of government while denying the higher power of God.  They want us to obey man rather than God.  They don’t recognize that all powers are ordained of God.  They fail to realize that God can bring our princes to nothing and make the judges of the earth as vanity.

The erosion of religious liberty in America stems from the same source as the denial of religious liberty in China (see previous post).  Recent progressive actions in America “reflect the government’s longstanding fear that Christianity could undermine [its] authority.”  That is exactly the Founder’s point in establishing our “first freedom.”  American governmental authority was designed to be undermined by God, lest it grow sovereign in place of Him.

PLEASE PRAY FOR CHRISTIAN AMERICANS TO BOLDLY AND RESOLUTELY RETAIN GOD AS OUR SOVEREIGN KING.  By obeying God rather than man and uplifting Him as sovereign, we are actually being the types of citizens that our Founders intended us to be.

SET YOUR ALARM:  If you’re alarmed (at California’s attempt to destroy religious liberty in all faith-based colleges via SB1146), set your alarm (to pray for California)!

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