Christian Conservative Christian "Independent"

I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
All opinions expressed here are solely my own.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

My official statement

Here's a relevant passage from St. Paul... one that I have always lived by.

"Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake." Romans 13:1-5, NKJV

Of course, if people don't want to believe that, they can listen to this instead... (specifically the 0:30 second mark)

UPDATE: Seems that some (okay, A LOT) of folks have been taking my post out of context. So just a clarification. These verses aren't talking about any one issue. It's simply a good summary of my general credo in life... that I seek to fully obey the Word of God, and walk in accordance with the laws of the land in everything I do. Basically, it's a response to anyone who thinks that I would ever participate in anything illegal. Not my style, as everyone who knows me has and will attest to.

And the video... well, that's for those folks who just don't want to listen. ;-)