Church History for the Romans 13 Crowd & Application for Today

“Do you suppose that the gospel has no principles and guarantees for true liberty in terms of the different relations in state and society? Simply look at those who live in obedience to it. This is not an obedience to the arbitrary will of man, but to the will of God. In the government one honors God’s servant. It is an obedience for the sake of conscience and for the Lord’s sake: “Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.” This obedience does not submit to earthly powers in anything that goes against the commands of the Almighty. Those who submit to government for conscience’s sake, would not yield to any government when that very conscience does not allow it.”

Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer

To make this concrete in relation to wearing a mask as mandated by the Government were we to take van Prinsterer seriously as Christians we would have to discontinue wearing masks since wearing a mask goes against the commands of the almighty. Wearing a mask is sin for those who are healthy because it violates the 6th and 9th commandments. The 6th commandment because mask wearing is self-injurious and the 9th commandment because in wearing the mask we are propagating the lie that is the fake pandemic narrative.

Similarly, shutting down our business for a fake pandemic is sin because it violates the 8th commandment if only because we are allowing ourselves to be stolen from by the Government.

We would also insist that not gathering for Worship on the Lord’s Day because the State has demanded we stay at home is a violation of the 1st and 4th commandments in the context of a fake pandemic narrative. The 1st commandment because we in obeying the State we have put the state before God as God and the 4th commandment because we are refusing to remember the Sabbath.

In all these cases (Mask wearing, shutting down our businesses, and refusing to worship in Biblical Churches that are open for worship on the Lord’s Day) we are going against the commands of the almighty.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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