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Governed by God or Tyrants

America is truly at the crossroads as a nation. The choice before us is clear:

Will we be ruled by God and the principles He has established in His Word or will some other person, party or ideology rule in his place?

You see, government neutrality is really a myth. Someone’s ideology will inform both our government and the laws we pass. It is impossible to be truly neutral. We must choose God or we will end up following the mere ideas of men. And the record of history is painfully clear: to reject God is to embrace tyranny.

That’s why I love the following quote by William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania:

“If thou wouldst rule well, thou must rule for God, and to do that, thou must be ruled by him…Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.”

The “safe” leader is the one who has submitted personally to God’s rule in his/her own life. Since they are under authority, they are, therefore, qualified to exercise authority. If we refuse to submit to God’s law, we fall prey to the law of the jungle, where those who control the power make the rules. Eventually, someone like a Hitler, Stalin, or Mao arises and the liberty of the people is trampled.

So this election season, ask those running for office an important question:

“Have you submitted your life to Christ and are you living under His authority?’

If the answer is “No,” then please beware. You might be looking into the face of a tyrant.

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