Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Honor the King. Pray for the King.


President-elect Barack Hussein Obama

"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. ... For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed."

Romans 13:1, 4-7

"I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for...kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way."

1 Timothy 2:1-2

4 comments:

Citizen.VII said...

I think that these verses reflect a proper Christian attitude much more than the ones that Harold Kildow posted. These are verses that are applicable no matter who our president is, and I feel that many Christians need reminding of these principles. After 8 years of a so-called "Christian president," too many Christians have forgotten that Paul wrote Romans 13 under Nero.

Let us continue to lead godly and dignified lives.

Gary Drumm said...

The problem with this is Obama is NOT our king. He is a politician, nothing more. So while I accept that God is in control, I do not accept the notion that I must somehow "support" a man who actively campaigns for the murder of unborn children. I told think this is what Jesus or Paul was talking about. As Christians, we are responsible for standing up for truth and justice.

Proverb 31:8-9 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice."

Proverbs 24:11-12 "Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as they stagger to their death. Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.” For God understands all hearts, and he sees you. He who guards your soul knows you knew. He will repay all people as their actions deserve."

Obama is President by divine providence, true. But we are called to fight against injustice, not pray for it's health and continued success.

John said...

True! Obama is not the 'King' and also true "we are responsible for standing up for truth and justice" But I believe that the Word of God is referring to 'king' as the ruler, the leader, the head of the people and like it or not Obama is just that! (I do not like it) BUT HE IS IN THE SPOT and 'on the spot' and as Christians we can turn our backs, put our head in the 'religious sand' OR we can PRAY FOR CHANGE!!! So Pray that God CHANGES THE HEART of the 'King' , pray NOW for his heart to be changed .. Pray that his appointments are of God. Pray that he sees the light and hungers to please God! OR let it all go and allow Satan to rule!

Dwacon® said...

I believe the scriptures are clear:

In addition to the ones you have quoted, 1st Peter 2:17 says to honor the emperor. The emperor that Peter wrote about did a number of wicked acts, including killing innocent people for political gain.

To twist scriptures around in order to contradict what is so clear is a dangerous practice. And, it does what the prophet admonished David about... it gives the enemies of God the occasion to blaspheme His name.

Our book "Please Don't Feed the Atheists" (link2power.org) covers the aforementioned.

Great blog post... hope more people discover it.