Exodus 20:3, as part of the Ten Commandments, said:
"You shall have no other gods before Me."
Our life as Christians
should revolve around putting God at the top of
our priority list. That means supporting His causes with the
first fruits of our labor and tithing to the church.
Here’s the scripture to back up this assertion:
“Honor the Lord with your possessions, and
with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your
barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with
3:9-10, Bible, NKJV]
But how can we tithe
to the church and put God first, if we illegally pay almost
50% of our income to all the following combined taxes before God even
gets his first dime in out tithes?:
- Federal income tax (25% of our income).
- State income tax. (15% of our income)
- Property tax. (5% of our income)
- Sales tax. (2% of our income)
- Estate (Death) taxes. (up to 100% of our income and our assets
over a lifetime!)
Instead, the first fruits of our labor and almost
50% of our living income (and 100% of our assets when we die) go to
the GOVERNMENT first in the form of income taxes, before we ever even
see a dime of our own income, and we put way too much emphasis and reliance
on the government to help us. In effect, we allow or permit or
volunteer ourselves to become government slaves and they become our
masters and thus we lose our sovereignty and thereby make God of
secondary importance, presumably because we want a hand-out
and government “security”. But listen to what God says about this
type of abomination:
“Cursed is the one who trusts in man [and by implication,
governments made up of men], who depends on flesh for his
strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord.
He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity
when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the
desert, in a salt land where no one lives. But blessed is
the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.
He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots
by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves
are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and
never fails to bear fruit.”
17:5-8, Bible, NIV]
By surrendering our sovereignty and letting government
become our god, we have committed idolatry: relying more on government
and man than we do on God or ourselves to meet our needs. Jesus
Himself, however, specifically warned us not to do this:
“Away with you , Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall
worship the Lord your God, and Him ONLY [NOT the
government!] you shall serve.’”
4:10, Bible, NKJV]
This kind of pernicious evil violates Psalm 118:8-9,
which says: "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence
in man. It is better to trust the Lord than to put confidence
in princes." I translate “princes” to mean “government”.
Likewise, such idolatry also violates Psalm 146:3, which says: “Put
not your trust in princes, [nor] in the son of man, in whom [there is]
no help. “
But can government REALLY be a religion from a
genuine legal perspective and can we prove this in court? Absolutely!
Lets look at the definition of “religion” from Black’s Law Dictionary
to answer this question, and notice the highlighted words:
Man's relation to Divinity, to reverence, worship, obedience,
and submission to mandates and precepts of supernatural or
superior beings. In its broadest sense includes all
forms of belief in the existence of superior beings exercising
power over human beings by volition, imposing rules of conduct,
with future rewards and punishments. Bond uniting man
to God, and a virtue whose purpose is to render God
worship due him as source of all being and principle
of all government of things. Nikulnikoff v. Archbishop, etc.,
of Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, 142 Misc. 894, 255 N.Y.S.
[Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 1292]
Now we will take the highlighted words from this
definition of “religion” above and put them into a table and compare
worship of God on the left to worship of government on the right.
The results are very surprising. The attributes in the left column
of the table below are listed in the same sequence presented in the
above definition and have asterisks next to them. Those attributes
without asterisks provide additional means of comparison between worship
of God and worship of government (god with a little “g”).
Table 1-1: Worship of God (Christianity) v. Worship
of Government (idolatry)
Attributes of “religion”
“God” with a Big “G”)
“god” with a little “g”)
Legislature or democratic
statutes, and regulations (in a republic)
judge or ruler says (tyranny or oligarchy)
Purpose of obedience to Law
Protection (see section
Method of rendering “worship”
to fellow man/family
1. Paying income
rights to judicial jurisdiction and government authority
3. Not questioning
or challenging authority.
4. Dying in
defense of (if serving in military).
“Submission to mandates and precepts of”*
Man (The Beast/Satan)
President/Congressmen/Mammon (the BEAST/Satan)
What makes “superior beings” superior
Agents of a sovereign
Not subject to the
same laws as everyone else (hypocrisy)
Church or clergy
discipline, censure, or excommunication
Source of power
“Rules of conduct”*
God’s law (Bible
or Natural Law)
Man’s law (statutes)
Absence of IRS harassment
for not paying taxes
to sin for those who disobey.
for those who challenge government authority
“Bond uniting man” to “superior being”*
Government- granted “Privileges”, covetousness, limited liability
(in the case of corporations)
Source of “virtue”*
“God” and his worship
“Self” and “Vain Rulers” and their aggrandizement
Object of belief/faith*
Trust in God (see
Trust in man/the
flesh (see Jeremiah 17:5-8)
Influence spread through
1. Fear, uncertainty,
insecurity introduced through media and demagoguery.
and political warfare.
sheep into submission with government benefits derived from
stolen/extorted tax money.
How spokespersons are appointed
Appointed by President/Governor
Representatives of spokesperson
Attire of spokesperson
Title of spokesperson
Apostles (qty 12)
Grand Jury (qty 12)
Petit Jury (qty 12)
How representatives are appointed
Licensed by state
Persons who violate laws are
“…knowing that a
man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in
Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we
might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of
the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified.”
“I am a criminal
because no one can obey all of man’s laws. There are too
many of them!” (see section 5.12 entitled “The Government’s
REAL approach to tax law”)
“If you love me,
keep my commandments” (see
Follow the law or
we will throw you in jail and steal your property! (fear)
Control by “superior being” imposed through
for violating law.
Court (worship the
Place of worship
Language of worship service
Latin (Roman Catholic
Latin (habeus corpus,
malum prohibitum, ex post facto, etc.)
Method of removing evil from the world
Court and/or jail
Pleadings to the superior being (Sovereign) for help take
the form of
(petitions to courts used to be called “prayers” and those that
go in front of the Supreme Court are still called “prayers”
in some cases).
Source of truth
Whatever the judge
Absolute and sovereign
Relative to whoever
is in charge (and whatever corrupted politicians will let even
more corrupted judges get away with before they get removed
from office for misconduct)
Method of supporting “superior being”
Power expanded by
3. Legal “terrorism”
(excessive or unwarranted or expensive litigation)
or unlawful acts
5. Lies, propaganda, and
6. Judges allowing juries
to rule only on facts and not law of each case.
Isn’t that interesting? The other thing you
MUST conclude after examining the above table is that if anyone in government
is a “superior being” relative to any human in the society they govern,
then the government unavoidably becomes an idol and a god to be “worshipped”
and submitted to as if the government or its servants individually were
a religion. In the feudal system of British Common Law from which
our legal system derives, they even call judges “Your Worship”:
1. chiefly Brit: a person of importance—used as a title
for various officials (as magistrates and some mayors)
2: reverence offered a divine being or supernatural power; also:
an act of expressing such reverence 3: a form of religious
practice with its creed and ritual 4: extravagant respect
or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem <~ the dollar>.”
[Websters Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, 1983, ISBN 0-87779-510-X]
We started with a government of law and not of
men but we ended up with the opposite because of our apathy and ignorance:
“The government of the United States has been emphatically
termed a government of laws, and not of men. It will
certainly cease to deserve that high appellation, if the laws furnish
no remedy for the violation of a vested legal right.”
[Marbury v. Madison,
5 U.S. 137, 1 Cranch 137, 2 L.Ed. 60 (1803)]
A government run by judges, instead of law is called a “kritarchy”.
Such a government is described as a government of men and not of law.
Since judges are also “public servants”, then a “kritarchy” also qualifies
as a “dulocracy”:
“Dulocracy. A government where servants
and slaves have so much license and privilege that they domineer.”
[Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 501]
The book of Judges in the Bible shows what happens
to a culture that trusts in man and the flesh and their own feelings
rather than in God’s law for their sense of justice and morality.
Below is an excerpt from our Bible introducing the Book of Judges to
make the moral lessons contained in the book crystal clear:
The Book of Judges stands in stark contrast to Joshua.
In Joshua an obedient people conquered the land through trust in
the power of God. In Judges, however, a disobedient and
idolatrous people are defeated time and time again because of their
rebellion against God.
In seven distinct cycles of sin to salvation, Judges shows
how Israel had set aside God’s law and in its place substituted
“what was right in his own eyes” (21:25). The recurring
result of abandonment from God’s law is corruption from within and
oppression from without. During the nearly four centuries
spanned by this book, God raises up military champions to throw
off the yoke of bondage and to restore the nation to pure worship.
But all too soon the “sin cycle” begins again as the nation’s spiritual
temperance grows steadily colder.
The Book of Judges could also appropriately be titled “The
Book of Failure.”
Deterioration (1:1-3:4). Judges begins
with short-lived military successes after Joshua’s death, but quickly
turns to the repeated failure of all the tribes to drive out their
enemies. The people feel the lack of a unified central leader,
but the primary reasons for their failure are a lack of faith in
God and lack of obedience to Him (2:1-2). Compromise leads
to conflict and chaos. Israel does not drive out the inhabitants
(1:21, 27, 29, 30); instead of removing the moral cancer [IRS, Federal
Reserve?] spread by the inhabitants of Canaan, they contract the
disease. The Canaanite gods [money, sex, covetousness] literally
become a snare to them (2:3). Judges 2:11-23 is a microcosm
of the pattern found in Judges 3-16.
Deliverance (3:5-16:31). In verses 3:5
through 16:31 of the Book of Judges, seven apostasies (fallings
away from God) are described, seven servitudes, and seven deliverances.
Each of the seven cycles has five steps: sin, servitude, supplication,
salvation, and silence. These also can be described by the
words rebellion, retribution, repentance, restoration, and rest.
The seven cycles connect together as a descending spiral of sin
(2:19). Israel vacillates between obedience and apostasy
as the people continually fail to learn from their mistakes.
Apostasy grows, but the rebellion is not continual. The times
of rest and peace are longer than the times of bondage. The
monotony of Israel’s sins can be contrasted with the creativity
of God’s methods of deliverance.
Depravity (17:1-21:25). Judges 17:1 through
21:25 illustrate (1) religious apostasy (17 and 18) and (2) social
and moral depravity (19-21) during the period of the judges.
Chapters 19-21 contain one of the worst tales of degradation in
the Bible. Judges closes with a key to understanding the
period: “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (21:25) [a.k.a.
“what FEELS good”]. The people are not doing what is wrong
in their own eyes, but what is “evil in the sight of the Lord” (2:11).
The hypocrisy and idolatry represented
by a government of judges or of men rather than law not only violates
the first and greatest Commandment in the Bible found in Exodus 20:3,
but is also more importantly violates the First Amendment to the
Congress shall make
no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting
the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or
of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
How do government
servants make themselves or the government they are part of into a “superior
being”? Here are just a few highly unethical and evil ways:
- Writing laws that apply to everyone but them.
- Enforcing laws against everyone BUT themselves.
- Abuse official, judicial, or sovereign immunity to make themselves exempt from all laws EXCEPT those the government individually and expressly consents to while refusing the ability of the average American to do the same thing.
- Refusing to recognize or protect the First Amendment right of people NOT to be a CUSTOMER of the civil protection called a “citizen” or “resident” and to thereby be protect ONLY by the common law rather than the civil law. This makes government essentially into a criminal protection racket in which “taxes” are really nothing more than a bribe to get criminals in government to CIVILLY leave you alone. Since justice is the right to be left alone, it also produces INJUSTICE. Government are nothing more than a “body corporate” whose only product is “protection”. What other corporation can FORCE you to buy their product?
- Imputing to themselves more rights or methods of acquiring rights than the people themselves have. In other words, who are the object of PAGAN IDOL WORSHIP because they possess “supernatural” powers. By “supernatural”, we mean that which is superior to the “natural”, which is ordinary human beings.
- Printing (counterfeiting) unlimited amounts of money to fund their socialist takeover of America while putting everyone else into jail for doing the same thing. This is the main purpose of the corrupt Federal Reserve.
- Having a monopoly on anything, INCLUDING “protection”, and who turn that monopoly into a mechanism to force EVERYONE illegally to be treated as uncompensated public officers in exchange for the “privilege” of being able to even exist or earn a living to support oneself.
- Making judges, juries, or any decision maker into either federal benefit recipients or "taxpayers" in tax cases, thus making the judge and/or jury into criminals with a financial conflict of interest that makes it impossible to win against the government in any proceeding involving the violation of the tax or franchise codes.
- Abusing executive enforcement powers to "selectively enforce" against political enemies to protect their own self-interest rather than the interest of the average American.
- Lying with impugnity in ALL of their publications and not being responsible for the accuracy of ANY of their government publications, and especially tax publications
- Forcing everyone who wants their help to sign under penalty of perjury with accurate and truthful information while not being EQUALLY accountable for doing the same when they communicate with the public.
- Enforcing laws outside their territory, thus abusing the legal system as an excuse to engage in acts of international LEGALIZED terrorism.
- Lying to or misleading a grand jury and not be held accountable for
it because they would have to prosecute themselves if they did.
- Corrupt judges suppressing admission of evidence in court that is would
undermine their power or control over society. This is especially true in cases against wrongdoers in government.
- Corrupt judges making cases unpublished where the government was litigated
against and lost, thus preventing them from being cited as precedent.
- Corrupt judges threatening prosecuting attorneys with loss of licenses for corruption cases against themselves or anyone in government.
- Corrupt judges telling juries that they must rule in the case based
on what the judge says is the law rather than based on a reading
of the actual law. This substitutes the judge's will for what the law says, violates the separation of powers, and makes the judge in the judge, jury, and executioner and the people into SLAVES.
- Abuse the legal system to terrorize and persecute
Americans for their political activities or to coerce them into
giving up some right that the law entitles them to. Most Americans
can’t afford legal representation and government abuses this vulnerability
by litigating maliciously and endlessly against their enemies to
terrorize them into submission and run up their legal bills.
This makes their victims into a financial slave of an expensive
attorney who is licensed by the same state he is litigating against,
which imparts a conflict of interest that prejudices the rights
of his client.
TITLE 18 >
CHAPTER 77 > Sec. 1589.
1589. - Forced labor
Whoever knowingly provides or obtains the labor
or services of a person -
(3) by means of the abuse or threatened abuse
of law or the legal process,
shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not
more than 20 years, or both. If death results from the
violation of this section, or if the violation includes kidnapping
or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or the attempt
to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, the
defendant shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for
any term of years or life, or both
By making itself
a “superior being” relative to the people it governs and serves and
using the color but not actual force of law to compel
the people to pay homage to and “worship” and to serve it with their
stolen labor (extorted through illegally enforced income taxes), Congress
has mandated a religion, with all the many necessary characteristics
found in the legal definition of “religion” indicated above, and this
is clearly unconstitutional. The only way to guarantee the
elimination of the conflict of law that results from putting government
above the people is to:
- Make God the sovereign over all of creation.
- Make the people servants to God and his fiduciary
- Create government as a servant to the people and
their fiduciary agent. Make the only source of government
authority that of protecting the people from evil, injustice, and
There is no other rational conclusion one
can reach based on the above analysis. There is simply no other
way to solve this logical paradox of government becoming a religion
in the process of making itself superior to the people or the “U.S.
citizens”. The definition of “religion” earlier confirmed
that God must be the origin of all earthly government, when it said:
“Bond uniting man to God, and a virtue whose purpose is to
render God worship due him as source of all being and principle
of all government of things.”
One of our readers, Humberto Nunez, wrote a fascinating
and funny article showing just how similar government and most religions
really are as follows:
IS A PAGAN CULT AND WE’VE ALL BEEN DRINKING THE KOOL AID
By: Humberto Nunez
Government is a pagan cult. When you join the Armed Forces,
the first thing they do is shave your head. Just like in many cults,
where they shave your head. The Army also uses sleep deprivation
in Boot Camp, just like many cults do, to brainwash their people.
Secret Service Agents are willing to “die for their beliefs”
(in defense of The President: their cult leader).
Many men say that they would “die for their country”. This
is a form of pagan Martyrdom for the pagan cult State.
Many today say that “religion has caused more war… “ and blah
But the fact is that governments send out draft cards, not
churches. Governments started WWI and WWII, not religion. In fact,
during times of peace governments hate religion because religion
is the governments’ #1 competition for allegiance, and during times
of war, governments use religion for their own agenda.
Another similarity to cults: FBI Agents even dress similar
to Mormons, and have the same type of haircuts. Many cults have
a dress code of some kind, just like in the Army, and even in the
When you join the Moonies you would probably end up selling
flowers for them, and the Moonies will keep all the profits from
the work you do. When you work today, the pagan cult State takes
your profits (in the form of income taxes), and they won’t let you
leave their cult (the State). If you attempt to not pay your taxes,
you would be arrested and branded a criminal.
Now, I did a little research into the symptoms and signs of
a cult and found these 5 Warning Signs: (to distinguish a cult from
a ‘normal’ religion)
- The organization is willing to place itself above the
law; this is probably the most important characteristic.
- The leadership dictates, (rather than suggests) important
personal (as opposed to spiritual) details of followers’ lives,
such as whom to marry, what to study in college, etc.
- The leader sets forth ethical guidelines members must
follow but from which the leader is exempt.
- The group is preparing to fight a literal, physical Armageddon
against other human beings.
- The leader regularly makes public assertions that he
or she knows is false and/or the group has a policy of routinely
Now, let’s break these down one by one.
1. The organization is willing to place itself above the law;
this is probably the most important characteristic.
Example: Death Penalty.
What is the purpose and intention behind State sponsored Death
Penalty? The primary purpose and intention behind State sponsored
Death Penalty is not to deter crime, nor is it to be tough on crime.
To understand the purpose and intent behind this, we must study
psychology, in particular, behavioral psychology; like in training
a dog. To train a dog, one must use behavioral modification techniques.
For example, the primary purpose and intention behind anti-smoking
laws is to get you to obey the State. Before you can train a dog
to kill, you must first train the dog to obey simple commands; like
sit, and roll over. The same is true of recycling laws. Glass bottles
are actually much safer for the environment than plastic bottles.
The primary purpose and intention behind recycling laws is not to
save the environment, it is a behavioral modification technique
to get the people to obey the Government.
Now, back to State sponsored death penalty laws. The primary
purpose and intention behind Death Penalty laws is to get people
used to the idea that the State is above the law. It is illegal
for people to kill and to murder. With State sponsored Death Penalty
laws, the State is Above the Law.
There you have symptom #1:
1. The organization is willing to place itself above the law;
this is probably the most important characteristic.
2. The leadership dictates, (rather than suggests) important
personal (as opposed to spiritual) details of followers’ lives,
such as whom to marry, what to study in college, etc.
I can give a dozen examples of this behavioral modification
ploy of cults. Recycling and anti-smoking laws were two examples
I explained above. Dictating the behavior of Americans today is
pervasive throughout our entire society.
3. The leader sets forth ethical guidelines members must follow
but from which the leader is exempt.
We can see this today very clearly when it comes to violence.
Many Americans today are forced to attend Anger Management Courses
while at the same time the State uses violence (like in the Iraq
4. The group is preparing to fight a literal, physical Armageddon
against other human beings.
Three words: War on Terrorism
5. The leader regularly makes public assertions that he or
she knows is false and/or the group has a policy of routinely deceiving
I don’t think that last symptom (of a cult) needs further
Well there you have it; the Government has all of the 5 major
signs/symptoms of being a cult.
For the philosophy behind The Nature of Government I recommend
It is A MUST READ for all Americans and all freedom loving
peoples of the world. It is so good that if I start quoting
from it, I’ll just end up pasting the entire article here in my
article. So I’ll just leave it at that and say you the reader here
MUST READ IT.
Now, the atheist says “Show me God.” I say, “Show me
government.” I do not believe in the existence
of government. Now hold your horses, I know that sounds silly at
first, but let me explain.
Let’s say you were on a ship full of people. Now the people
in that ship went insane and started hallucinating, thinking that
you were an alien from another planet and that you must be killed.
If those people on that ship killed you, you would really be dead,
literally. Just because of the reality of the consequences of that
mass hallucination (you being dead) does not prove that you were
really an alien. It just proves that the people were suffering from
mass hallucination. So, just because the so-called ‘government’
can arrest you and put you in jail, that does not prove the existence
of government. It just proves mass hallucination.
Let’s start again now:
The atheist says “Show me God.” I say, “Show me government.”
Now don’t tell me the White House. That is not ‘government’. That
is a building. That’s just as if I were to show an atheist
a church (a building), that would not prove the existence of God.
Ok now, you might show me a Police Officer in uniform, and
offer proof on how he can actually arrest me, to prove the existence
Well, I can show an atheist a priest in uniform, but that
would not prove the existence of God. Even if Congress gave priests
the authority to arrest people on the streets that would still not
prove the existence of God to an atheist. Just like a cop in uniform
does not prove the existence of government, it only proves that
the people are suffering from mass hallucination.
People today are obsessed with the laws of the pagan-cult
State. The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, etc. etc, people meditating
day and night on the ‘laws’ of the pagan-cult State, as opposed
to the Law of God. Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, these
men have become cult figures. They have replaced Abraham,
Isaac, Jacob, Noah, Moses, as the men of God to be pondered on and
Sacrifice for Protection
In ancient times, people performed human sacrifice to their
pagan false gods for ‘Protection’ from the gods. They believed their
gods also played the role of ‘Provider’ by performing human sacrifice
for rain for their crops for example.
Today, the US Fed. Govt. is asking for “Sacrifice for Protection’.
The State today is now saying that the people must sacrifice their
Freedoms and Liberties for ‘Protection’ from terrorism (demons,
evil spirits, etc.) and that the State will then ‘Provide’ them
This is metaphorically a form of human sacrifice. It is not
a human sacrifice where you literally kill someone (like in the
Death Penalty), but it is a “human” sacrifice. I mean, the State
is not asking the animals to sacrifice their Freedoms and Liberties,
it is asking us humans, so it is a “human” sacrifice as opposed
to an ‘animal’ sacrifice in that sense. Also, there is death involved;
the death of our Freedoms and Liberty.
By the way, State sponsored Death Penalty is another form
of human sacrifice for the pagan-cult State, and State sponsored
abortion is a form of child sacrifice for this pagan-cult State.
Black Robes: Judges and Devil worshippers
Judges wear Black Robes just like Devil worshippers. The Judges’
Desk is the altar of baal. They bring men tied up in handcuffs before
the altar (Judges’ desk) and these men are for the human sacrifice
and the entire court proceeding is a satanic ritual.
Sounds crazy? Is it a coincidence that the ‘language of the
court’ is Latin (ex: Habeas Corpus) just like the ‘language of a
Catholic Exorcism’ is also in Latin? Lawyers speak Latin in the
court room just like Priests use Latin when performing exorcisms
when you have a ‘case’ of full DEMONIC POSSESSESION.
Also, the same type of ‘respect’ a Priest would expect from
a visitor to his church is the same type of respect a Judge expects
in his court room. There’s even a penalty for disobeying this ‘respect’;
it’s called “Contempt of Court”.
Another psychological conditioning behavior modification technique
being applied on the American Public is this: Television shows like
Judge Judy, Judge Joe, all these People’s Courts television shows.
The primary intention and purpose behind these so-called Court Room
Justice shows is to condition the public to get used to entering
a court room with NO Trial by Jury. In not one of any of these types
of shows do you ever see a Trial by Jury; that is not a mistake,
it is intentional, and by design.
I can go on and on with this article and offer a million more
To conclude, if the US Govt. plans to attack Iran, North Korea,
etc. in the future. And if there is the possibility that this War
on Terrorism might lead to WWIII. Then, that is nothing but
pagan-cult MASS SUICIDE. And the US Govt. is a pagan cult,
and WE’VE ALL BEEN DRINKING THE KOOL AID. [Does Jim Jones
from Ghana ring a bell?]
Now, some readers of this article (especially neoconservatives)
would automatically brand me an Anarchist. I am not an Anarchist,
what I am questioning is the role of government. According to the
Founding Fathers of America, the role of government was to protect
your Individual Rights. NOT TO TAKE THEM AWAY.
And finally, if the people will not serve God, they will end
up serving and being slaves of government. I am sure many Christians
would believe this, and even some followers of eastern philosophies;
for this is a form of 'Bad Karma'.
And, if man will
not serve God, then woman will not serve man. This is also
a form of 'bad karma' [and it may also explain why the divorce rate
is so high].
Another fascinating and funny article that helps
to clarify just how God-like our government has become is as follows:
The Ten Commandments of the U.S. Government
I. I am the Lord of the Talmud, thou shalt have no Biblical
God before me.
II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any but Satanic images:
the witch, symbol of the city government and police department of
Salem, Massachusetts; the five-pointed occult pentagram of Sirius,
of the state religion of Egypt, emblem of the Department of Defense
and our Armed Forces, and the badge of US law enforcement at all
levels; the pyramid of Pharaoh, capped by the all-Seeing Eye of
Horus, emblazoned on the currency in the denomination of one shekel.
III. Thou shalt not take the name of thy god in vain: thou
shalt not blaspheme the name Rabbi, Israeli, Zionism, "U.S. government",
or any politician or agency.
IV. Remember the Wal Mart sale on the Sabbath Day, and keep
it holy by spending. Seven days must thou labor, that thereby thou
shalt spend ever more.
V. Honor thy son and thy daughter. Neither spank nor say no
to them when they seek to consume the sex and violence that is dangled
before them from every lawful venue. Thy daughter shalt dress like
a cheap harlot from the age of eight onward, and thy son shall engage
in bloody video games, likewise from his eighth year. All of these
are legal and profitable, saith the Lord.
VI. Thou shalt not kill the molester of 150 children in his
prison cell, and thou shalt condemn the convict who executes the
molester, lest such justice be encouraged, and lest it be known
that the convict had greater common sense and honor than a legion
of our judges.
VII. Thou shalt commit adultery and televise and popularize
it throughout the land, and broadcast it into Afghanistan and Iraq,
that thereby the Muslims shall be vouchsafed a share in our democracy
VIII. Thou shalt not steal from us, for we detest competition.
IX. Thou shalt indeed bear false witness, for by perjury our
Law is established.
X. Covet thy neighbor's goods and thy neighbor's wife, for
thereby doth our Order prosper.
I’ll bet you never even dreamed that there were
so many parallels between Christianity and government, did you?
I’ll bet you also never thought of government as a religion, but that
is exactly what it has become. The idea of making government a
religion or creating false idols for the people to worship is certainly
not new. Here is an example from the bible, where “cities” are
referred to as “gods”. Notice this passage also criticizes evolutionists
when it says “Saying to..a stone 'you gave birth to me.'". Evolutionists
believe that we literally descended from rocks that evolved from a primordial
"As the thief is ashamed when he is found out,
So is the house of Israel ashamed;
They and their kings and their princes, and their priests
and their prophets,
Saying to a tree, "You are my father,'
And to a stone, "You gave birth to me.'
For they have turned their back to Me, and not their face.
But in the time of their trouble
They will say, "Arise and save us.'
But where are your gods [governments] that you have made for yourselves?
Let them arise,
If they can save you in the time of your trouble;
For according to the number of your cities
Are your gods, O Judah.”
2:26-28, Bible, NKJV]
Leaders know that if you can get people to worship
false idols and thereby blaspheme God with their sin, then you can use
this idolatry to captivate and enslave them. For instance, in
the Bible in 1 Kings 11-12, we learn that Solomon disobeyed the Lord
by marrying foreign wives and worshipping the idols of these foreign
wives. When Solomon died, his son Rehoboam hardened his heart
against God and alienated his people. Then he fought a competitor
named Jeroboam over the spoils of his vast father’s remnant kingdom
(1 Kings 12). The weapon that Jeroboam used to compete with Rehoboam
was the creation of a false idol for the ten tribes of Israel that were
under his leadership. This false idol consisted of two calves
of solid gold. The false idol distracted ten of the 12 tribes
of Israel from wanting to reunite with the other two tribes. To
this day, the twelve tribes have never again been able to reunite, because
they were divided by idolatry toward false gods. Here is a description
of how he did it from 1 Kings 12:25-33:
Golden Calves at Bethel and Dan
25 Then Jeroboam fortified Shechem in the hill
country of Ephraim and lived there. From there he went out and built
26 Jeroboam thought to himself, "The kingdom will
now likely revert to the house of David. 27 If these
people go up to offer sacrifices at the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem,
they will again give their allegiance to their lord, Rehoboam king
of Judah. They will kill me and return to King Rehoboam."
28 After seeking advice, the king made two golden
calves. He said to the people, "It is too much for you to go
up to Jerusalem. Here are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up
out of Egypt." 29 One he set up in Bethel, and the other
in Dan. 30 And this thing became a sin; the people went
even as far as Dan to worship the one there.
31 Jeroboam built shrines on high places and appointed
priests from all sorts of people, even though they were not Levites.
32 He instituted a festival on the fifteenth day of the
eighth month, like the festival held in Judah, and offered sacrifices
on the altar. This he did in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves he
had made. And at Bethel he also installed priests at the high places
he had made. 33 On the fifteenth day of the eighth month,
a month of his own choosing, he offered sacrifices on the altar
he had built at Bethel. So he instituted the festival for the Israelites
and went up to the altar to make offerings.
Kings 12:25-33, Bible, NIV]
Similar to Jeroboam,
the government conquers the people by encouraging them to become distracted
with false idols. These false idols include:
- Government. This translates into worship
of and slavery to government through the income tax and an obsession
with petitioning government to protect people from discrimination
or punishment for the consequences of their sins, including homosexuality,
dishonesty, and infidelity.
- Money. They use this lust for money to divide
and conquer and control families by getting them fighting over money
within their marriage. They encourage people to get marriage
licenses they never needed in order to get jurisdiction over the
spouses and their assets, and then they make it so easy to get divorced
that it becomes economically attractive to marry people for their
money. This means that people get married for all the wrong
reasons, and make themselves into slaves of the state in the process
of using the state courts as a vehicle to plunder their partner
using community property laws.
- Sex. A fixation with sex, homosexuality,
fornication, and adultery. People who are obsessed with anything,
and especially sex, are far less likely to be informed about the
law or vigilant about holding their government accountable.
- Sports and television. People who are hooked
on Monday night football or the latest host soap or sitcom aren’t
likely to be caught visiting the law library or reading the Bible
as God says they should.
- Materialism. This manifests itself in an
obsession to acquire and keep “things”.
- Sin. In the past, the government outlawed
gambling and lotteries. Now most states have actually institutionalized
this kind of sin. The government holds lotteries and even
advertises them. Indian reservations have become havens for
Have you ever visited a doctor’s office for minor
surgery? What the doctor does is administer a local anesthetic
to numb your senses in the area he will be cutting and operating on
so you won't experience pain or feel what he is doing. The government
does the same thing. Before they hook you up to “The Matrix” using
their umbilical called the “income tax” to painfully suck you dry, they
use a “local anesthetic” that numbs your senses and your discretion.
This “local anesthetic” is the sin and hedonism and idolatry they try
to get you addicted to and distracted with that they use to make you
into a slave:
“Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave
John 8:34, Bible, NKJV]
Once you are a slave to your sin, you are far less
likely to give them any trouble about being a host organism for the
umbilical they hook up to you called the income tax that sucks your
life and your labor and your property dry. They supplement this
local anesthetic with a combination of cognitive dissonance, lies and
propaganda, ignorance generated by the public schools, and an occasional
media report about how they trashed a famous person to keep you in fear
and immobilized to oppose their organized extortion and racketeering.
This trains you never to trust or respect your own judgment well enough
to even conceive of questioning authority or challenging their jurisdiction.
"Surely oppression destroys a wise man's reason.
And a [compelled] bribe [called income tax] debases the heart."
7:7, Bible, NKJV]
This concept of government as a religion especially
applies to the field of taxation. The Internal Revenue Code is
9,500 pages of very fine print. We know because we have a personal
copy and read it often. How many people have taken the time to
read the Internal Revenue Code in its entirety, and even among those
very few people who have read it completely, how many believe that they
fully and completely understand it well enough to swear under penalty
of perjury that facts they reveal and statements they might make about
their own personal tax liability would be completely consistent with
it? If you don’t meet these two criteria of having read it completely
and often and having a full and accurate understanding about it that
is truthful and consistent with its legislative intent, then any statement
you make on a tax return that is based on your state of mind in that
instance becomes simply a matter of usually misinformed or ignorant
“belief”. There’s a good word for this condition of believing
something without knowing all the facts. It is called “faith”
and it is the foundation of all religions in the world!:
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen.”
11:1, Bible, NKJV]
Isn’t “faith” based on a “belief” in something
which you have not seen sufficient scientific evidence to prove?
If you are like most Americans who have never read or
even seen any part of the Internal Revenue Code, which is the only admissible
“evidence” of your legal tax obligation, then any action you might take
and any statement you might make regarding your tax “liability” under
such circumstances could be rationally described only as an act of “faith”
and “belief”. Here’s the legal definition of “faith”:
“Faith. Confidence; credit; reliance.
Thus, an act may be said to be done ‘on the faith’ of certain representations.
“Belief; credence; trust. Thus, the Constitution
provides that ‘full faith and credit” shall be given to the judgments
of each state in the courts of the others.
Purpose; intent; sincerity; state of knowledge or design.
This is the meaning of the word in the phrase “good faith” and “bad
faith”. See Good faith.”
[Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 599]
Even when you hire an expensive professional to
prepare your tax return, you still have all of
the responsibility and liability for the content and the accuracy of
the return and if the IRS institutes a penalty for errors or omissions,
isn’t it you rather than your tax preparer who
has to pay the penalty? What exactly are you “trusting” (see the
definition of “faith” above) when you sign a tax return and state under
penalty of perjury that it is truthful without even reading or knowing
or understanding the tax laws? What you are in fact “trusting”
is “man” or your “government”. You are trusting what the IRS told
you in its publications, right? Or you’re trusting an ignorant
and greedy and unethical tax lawyer or a misinformed accountant
to tell you what your legal responsibilities are, aren’t you?
That is called trusting “man” because a man wrote those publications
or gave you the advice that you formed your “belief” from. The
Bible says we shouldn’t trust men or a “worthless” government, and instead
ought to trust only Him:
“Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law
[God’s Law, not Caesar’s law] to do them. And all the people shall
27:26, Bible, NKJV]
“Behold, the nations are as a drop in the bucket, and are
counted as the small dust on the scales.”
40:15, Bible, NKJV]
“All nations before Him are as nothing,
and they are counted by Him less than nothing and worthless.”
40:17, Bible, NKJV]
“Cursed is the one who trusts in man [or by implication
man-made government], who depends on flesh for his strength and
whose heart turns away from the Lord. He will be like
a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes.
He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land
where no one lives. But blessed is the man who trusts in the
Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted
by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does
not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It
has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
17:5-8, Bible, NIV]
Now if our government had stuck to its original
charter to be “a society of laws and not men”, then we wouldn’t be forced
to have to depend on “men” to know what our tax responsibilities
are because we would be able to read the law ourselves without
consulting an “expert” and KNOW what we are supposed to do:
“The government of the United States has been emphatically
termed a government of laws, and not of men. It will
certainly cease to deserve that high appellation, if the laws furnish
no remedy for the violation of a vested legal right.”
[Marbury v. Madison,
5 U.S. 137, 1 Cranch 137, 2 L.Ed. 60 (1803)]
If our government had remained honorable and honest,
the laws would be simple and clear and short. Read the earlier
tax laws: they are very short and easy to understand. These laws
were KNOWABLE by the common man. The easiest way to make the law
respectable is to make it short and simple enough so that every person
can read and understand it. When it grows too large and/or too
complicated to be knowable by every citizen, then at that point, we
have transformed our society from a society of laws to a society of
men, which is the root and the foundation of tyranny and the very reason
we rebelled against English monarchs to form this country! That
kind of corruption of our laws began starting in around 1913, shortly
after the Federal Reserve Act and the Sixteenth Amendment were passed.
At that point, our government became a gigantic parasite completely
unrestrained by the Constitutional limits that had kept it under control.
It became a socialist bureaucracy bent on destroying our liberties and
making itself into a false god.
The IRS publications are the only
thing that most Americans have ever read that even comes
close to claiming to represent what is in the real tax
law found in the Internal Revenue Code. Because most people can’t
afford a high-priced lawyer or accountant who understands the tax laws
completely, and don’t have the time to read the entire IRC or buy and
read a comprehensive and complete book on taxes, then Americans in effect
are economically coerced into relying on and having a
“religious faith” in the IRS publications as their only
source of the tax law. Add to that the legal ignorance perpetuated
in them by our government schools and you have additional government
duress. Worst yet, the federal courts have said that none
of these IRS publications are credible and that they “confer no rights”.
Read the article on our website about this scam because it will blow
Even the IRS says you can’t rely on their own publications
in their Internal Revenue Manual:
"IRS Publications, issued by the National Office, explain
the law in plain language for taxpayers and their advisors... While
a good source of general information, publications should not
be cited to sustain a position."
[Internal Revenue Manual (I.R.M.),
Section 220.127.116.11.8 (05-14-1999)]
So once again, if you haven’t personally read the
entire Internal Revenue Code, don’t understand it completely,
or have trusted the IRS publications, then your “faith” is ill-founded
and in effect becomes “bad faith” because you are relying on a completely
criminal and lawless organization called the IRS to define and fulfill
your purported legal responsibilities, and that can only be described
as despicable, morally wrong, and biblically unsound:
“Bad faith. The opposite of “good faith,’
generally implying or involving actual or constructive fraud, or
a design to mislead or deceive another, or a neglect or refusal
to fulfill some duty or some contractual obligation, not prompted
by an honest mistake as to one’s rights or duties, but by some interested
or sinister motive. Term ‘bad faith’ is not simply bad judgment
or negligence, but rather it implies the conscious doing of a wrong
because of dishonest purpose or moral obliquity; it is different
from the negative idea of negligence in that it contemplates a state
of mind affirmatively operating with furtive design or ill will…”
[Black’s Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 139]
You are not alone in your compelled depravity and
violation of God’s law because most Americans, including us, are just
like you. But you have to trust “somebody” on this tax subject
don’t you, because if you don’t file the government is
going to go after you and penalize you, aren’t they? So you are
compelled to have “faith” in something,
right? You get to choose what that “something” is, but the
result is a compelled “faith” or “trust” in “something” because of demands
the government is making on you to satisfy your alleged tax responsibilities.
Now if the Constitution says in the First Amendment
that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”, and yet the IRS tells
you under the “color of law” that you have to in effect trust or have
“religious faith” in “something” in order to satisfy their criminal
extortion under the “color of law”, then isn’t the government in effect
“making a law respecting the establishment of a religion”? When
corrupt judges make rulings on tax issues that violate the Constitution
and prejudice our sacred rights, aren’t they making law? Isn’t
this kind of judicial activism called “judge-made law” and isn’t Congress’
failure to discipline such tyrant judges the equivalent of allowing
them to write law that will then be used as precedent in the future?
Isn’t the object of that “religious faith” and “trust” that the government
compels us to have the fraudulent IRS Publications directly, and the
IRS who prepares them indirectly? So in effect, if the income
tax is indeed an “enforced” or “compelled” tax, then the government
has established “faith in the IRS” as a religion by the operation of
law. And then the federal courts of that same government have
turned around and said that even though the only basis for most people’s
beliefs is the IRS publications, they aren’t trustworthy nor credible,
and in fact, you can be penalized for relying on what the IRS told you
in them! So you are in effect being compelled to trust or have
“religious faith” in a lie, aren’t you? But
then out of the other side of that same hypocritical and criminal government’s
mouth, the U.S. supreme Court says:
“Courts, no more than the Constitutions, can intrude
into the consciences of men or compel them to believe contrary to
their faith or think contrary to their convictions, but
courts are competent to adjudge the acts men do under the color
of a constitutional right, such as that of freedom of speech or
of the press or the free exercise of religion and to determine whether
the claimed right is limited by other recognized powers, equally
precious to mankind. So the mind and the spirit of man remain
forever free, while his actions rest subject to necessary accommodation
to the competing needs of his fellows.”
“If all expression of religion or opinion, however,
were subject to the discretion of authority, our unfettered dynamic
thoughts or moral impulses might be made only colorless and sterile
ideas. To give them life and force, the Constitution protects
their use. No difference of view as to the importance
of the freedoms of press or religion exist. They are “fundamental
personal rights and liberties” Schneider v. State, 308 U.S. 147,
161, 60 S.Ct. 146, 150, 84 L.Ed. 155. To proscribe the dissemination
of doctrines or arguments which do not transgress military or moral
limits is to destroy the principal bases of democracy, --knowledge
and discussion. One man, with views contrary to the rest of
his compatriots, is entitled to the privilege of expressing his
ideas by speech or broadside to anyone willing to listen or to read.
“Ordinances absolutely prohibiting [or penalizing] the
exercise of the right to disseminate information are, a fortiori,
[Jones v. City of Opelika,
316 U.S. 584, 62 S.Ct. 1231 (1942), Emphasis added]
And when we raise the issue in court that the payment
of federal income taxes violates our religious beliefs as documented
here, then the courts frequently say that our arguments are “frivolous”.
See section 4.19 later and U.S. v. Lee,
455 U.S. 252 (1982) for further confirmation of how the government
essentially labels our religious beliefs as being frivolous in the process
of enforcing their “love for your money” in the courts.
That too is a government action to create a religion, because
all of the arguments here are based on the law and words right out of
the mouths of the government’s own judges and lawyers. Indirectly,
they are saying that their own words are frivolous! That’s religion
and idolatry, and the object of worship is the almighty dollar.
The result of them calling our claims “frivolous” is a maximization
of federal revenues and personal retirement benefits of federal judges
through illegal and unconstitutional extortion. That too violates
Christian beliefs, which say that “covetousness” is idolatry, which
is the religious worship of idols:
“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth:
fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness,
which is idolatry..”
3:5, Bible, NKJV]
“Behold, to obey [God and His Law] is better than sacrifice,
and to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion
is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is an iniquity and
idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
He also has rejected you from being king [or sovereign
Sam. 15:22-28, Bible, NKJV]
The implication of the above scripture is that
when the government violates God’s law, they cease to be part of the
government and are acting as private individuals absent
the authority of law. They are no longer the sovereigns who are
serving the public they are there to protect. Instead they are
serving themselves mainly and thereby violating the fiduciary
relationship they have as part of the public trust known as the “United
States government” (see section 2.1 earlier for details). Christians
are supposed to disobey such unlawful and immoral actions, including
those of courts.
"We ought to obey God rather than men."
5:27-29, Bible, NKJV]
So we have a paradox, folks. Either Subtitle
A income taxes are mandatory and enforced and “religious
faith in the IRS” has become the new religion, or the taxes are instead
entirely “voluntary” donations and therefore do not conflict with religious
views or the First Amendment. We can’t have it both ways, but
the government’s fraudulent way of calling them mandatory conflicts
with so many aspects of our Constitution that we may as well throw the
whole Bill of Rights in the toilet and tell everyone the truth: which
is that all their freedoms are suspended to pay for the extravagant
debts of an out-of-control government and everyone is an economic slave
and a serf to the government.
In our time, government has not only become a religion,
it has also become an anti-religion intent on driving
Christianity out of public life so that its only competitor (God) can
be eliminated and it can continue to grow in power without resistance
and graduate to that of a totalitarian communist state. Christianity,
it turns out, is the only competitor to government at
the moment for the worship of the people, and the one thing that most
minority groups focused on rights (homosexuals, women’s liberation,
abortion, etc) have in common is a hate for Christianity, because Christianity
is the only check on their corruption and hedonism. Christianity
is the salt, the preservative, and the immune system for our society,
and when you want to overtake society with sin and disease and death,
the first thing you have to attack is its immune system.
The kind of idolatrous thinking that accepts the
income tax as legal therefore leads to socialism ultimately, and turns
the government into a tyrannical police state that robs citizens of
their assets and puts them to use for the alleged "common good."
It is a product of mobocracy masquerading as democracy, where less privileged
or poorer groups use their voting power to compel the government to
plunder the assets of wealthier people for their personal benefit. This
is the central approach the demagogues (I mean democrats) use:
buy votes with money extorted from hard-working citizens. The
Supreme Court agreed precisely with these conclusions below in the case
Loan Association v. Topeka, 20 Wall. 655
"To lay with one hand the power of government on the property
of the citizen, and with the other to bestow it on favored individuals..
is none the less robbery because it is.. called taxation."
[Loan Association v. Topeka, 20 Wall. 655
The only way a socialist state can justify its
existence is to assert that the government knows better how to take
care of you than you do, and past experience, especially with the Soviet
Union, proves that approach doesn't work! Socialism
has never worked throughout all of history, because the corruption of
men at the highest levels who are in charge of the public funds always
leads to usury, abuse, evil, and tyrannical oppression of the people
they are supposed to serve.
“Remember the word that I said to you , ‘A servant is
not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they
will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep
yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My
name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.”
[Jesus speaking in the Bible,
Our own country was formed by Christian patriots
more than 200 years ago because they rejected this very thing happening
to us! They founded the first country whose legal system was based
entirely on Natural Law and Natural Order, which we further explain
in sections 3.4 and 4.1.
Socialism also makes us into unwitting slaves of
the government. Would anyone argue that we don't already have
a police state, where the Gestapo are the tyrants at the IRS, and fear
of the IRS is what keeps us paying our "tribute to the king" in the
form of income taxes? Would anyone argue that we are not a nation
of cowards when it comes to facing our oppressors? Remember that
the original American colonies waged an entire violent war of independence
and risked everything they had to fight against Britain when their taxes
to Britain were only 7%? We’re a bunch of wimps if you ask me!
The point is that it’s much more difficult to put
God first with federal income taxes because out of the remaining 50%
of our income left after we pay taxes, we have to feed our families
and pay our bills. Is it any wonder then that less than 1% of
Christians tithe 10% of their income to the church as the bible requires
Malachi 3:8-10? They can't afford to because they are being
taxed/raped and financially enslaved by the government illegally!
And then the IRS compels churches to shut up about this kind of abuse
by taking away their tax-exempt status if they speak up!
But if you didn't have to pay income taxes and
the IRS would honor your right to do so legally (why does the IRS call
it "voluntary compliance" if we can’t choose not to pay?),
wouldn't you give MUCH more to God and put God first? I certainly
would! Therefore, implementing the advice found in this document
will, in the long run, result in equipping you with the income you need
to be more generous to your local church and to the noble causes and
preservation of American liberties and freedoms that we all believe
HOWEVER: If your intent is
to take the money you saved in taxes as a result of following the
guidance in this document and spend it on your own selfish desires
and not on the church (whatever church you belong to) or helping
others, then you are violating the copyright on this document
and acting illegally. We demand that you destroy this book
and NOT read or use this document because we would
submit that you are a less than honorable steward over the gracious
gifts that God (whatever God you believe in) has bestowed upon you
and deserve to have your income taken away by the tyrants at the
IRS. Selfishness and deceit are their own best avengers, and
we should rightly reap what we sow. Anything less would be
to promote anarchy, hypocrisy, injustice, and oppression in our
society. Recall that it was selfishness and vanity on the
part of government employees which created the problems so clearly
documented in this book to begin with. You can’t cure selfishness
with more selfishness, and you will be maligning the tax honesty
movement and other noble patriots by abusing these materials for
your own selfish gain and associating yourself with them in so doing.
The above comment is based on the following scriptures:
“A man with an evil eye hastens after riches, and does not
consider that poverty will come upon him.”
28:22, Bible, NKJV]
“There is a severe evil which I have seen under the sun:
Riches kept for their owner to his hurt. But those riches
perish through misfortune; when he begets a son, there is nothing
in his hand. As he came from his mother’s womb, naked shall
he return. To go as he came; and he shall take nothing from
his labor which he may carry away in his hand.”
5:13-14, Bible, NKJV]
Now some of you, in fear, might say that we need
to obey the government and not make any noise. When should
a Christian disobey the civil government? (Rom.
Acts 5:27-29) When a civil government refuses people the liberty
to worship and obey God freely or violates God’s law, it has lost its
mandate of authority from God. Then the Christian should
feel justified and maybe even compelled in disobeying. How are
we to worship God freely? With the first fruits of our labor
and our income!
Thomas Jefferson, who incidentally was a Christian
and the author of our Declaration of Independence, believed that when
a government began to be tyrannical, it was the right and even the DUTY
of the citizens to rebel against that government. Here is what
“Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God.”
The Christian, however, is called to bear with
his government whenever possible, but there must be a limit to that
“Those who stand for nothing will fall for anything.”
Jesus did not call for revolution against Rome,
even though it was an oppressive conqueror of Israel. On the other
hand, the apostles refused to obey a government order not to preach
and teach in Jesus' name (Acts
5:27-29). On that occasion, one of Jesus' apostles said
ought to obey God rather than men."
Whenever the civil government forbids the practice
of things that God has commanded us to do, or tells us to do things
He has commanded us not to do, then we are on solid ground in disobeying
the government. Blind obedience to government is never right or
biblically sound. However difficult or costly it may be, we all
must reserve the right to say no to things that we consider oppressive
or immoral or sinful. If we don’t and we make government our unquestioned
god, here is the future that awaits us (compare Psalm 23 in the Bible):
The 23rd Psalm (A present-day
The politician is my shepherd...I am in want;
He maketh me to lie down on park benches,
He leadeth me beside still factories;
He disturbeth my soul.
Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of depression
I anticipate no recovery, for he is with me.
He prepareth a reduction in my salary in the presence of my
He anointeth my small income with great losses;
My expenses runneth over.
Surely unemployment and poverty shall follow me all the days
of my life,
And I shall dwell in a mortgaged house forever.