Has Government Exceeded its Biblical Authority
We have seen ever increasingly the ever expanding role of government in America. This expansion has greatly accelerated in the last two years as President Barack Obama has aggressively pushed his radical, socialist agenda.
We've been told, you can keep your own health plan. That much is true; however, it will cost you 40% more to do so. Why? Because I now have to pay for the extra coverage that I don't need but the government mandates. Since insurance companies can't charge the individuals needing the coverage extra, they have to charge everyone extra.
Recently the federal government in a lame duck session passed outrageous acts that expanded their control over our lives by passing the food safety act which gives the federal government the right to shut down small farms and even gardens and a bill that regulate bake sales at schools and includes a push to provide breakfast, lunch, and supper for school children. These acts and most of the other things the federal government does are unconstitutional. Look in the constitution and the Bible, and you won't find the authority for 95% of what the federal government does.
But it's not just the Federal Government that's at fault. In Florida, someone who wants to paint someone's fence has to go to four government offices in different locations and pay fees to get an occupational permit. You shouldn't need the governments permission to work!
You can't change your windows in your own house without the governments permission. You can't change your doors in your own house without your governments permission. In some cities, you can't hold a yard sale or change your hot water heater without a permit. Pretty soon, you'll have to get the governments permission to change your toilette seat.
How did the founding fathers make it without permits? How did their houses stand up. How did they make it without welfare? How did they survive without Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security? How did they send their kids to college without government loans? How did they make it without government regulation?
In November, the American people said enough is enough. We're taking our country back! As we move forward, let us look at what the Bible says about the size and scope of the government and taxes.
Has Government Exceeded its Biblical Authority Sermon Notes
Opening Passage – Psalm 18.
What is the Biblical Role of Government
1 Samuel 8:11-20.
Romans 13:1-7 – “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. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 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. 4 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. 5 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience' sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God's ministers attending continually to this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.” (NKJV)
Who is Your Protector?
“Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions. For I was ashamed to request of the king an escort of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy on the road, because we had spoken to the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all those for good who seek Him, but His power and His wrath are against all those who forsake Him.” Ezra 8:21-22.
In Whom Do You Trust?
Psalm 18:2, 30, 35 – “The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. 30 As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. 35 You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great.”
Who is Your Provider?
Matthew 6:31-34 -- “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
What’s at Stake
Sermon, Has the Government Exceeded Its Biblical Authority, the Constitution, limited Government, founding fathers, food safety bill, bake sales at school, permits, occupational licenses, taxes, regulation, tea party, Revival, Reformation, Great Awakening, Repentance, Restoration. Pastor Bryan Longworth, Covenant Tabernacle Worship Service. Prolife, pro-life, abortion, Repentance, Revival, Reformation, A True Move of God. Join us as we worship the King of King and Lord of Lords and call the church and our city, state, and nation to repent before a holy God. For information about Covenant Tabernacle, Port St. Lucie, visit Covenant Tabernacle's website http://www.CovenantTabernacle.com.