Since God is sovereign—there is no higher power than He—then His law is supreme and supersedes all other law. All of men’s laws, power, and authority are subject to God and His laws. “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God” (Rom. 13:1). Government and its laws exist according to the will and purpose of God; they are also subject to God and His judgment. “God standeth in the congregation of the mighty: he judgeth among the gods” (Ps. 82:1). The term gods refers to those who are judges among men. No man or group of men, not even the Supreme Court of the United States of America, is absolutely supreme in judgment. Supremacy in all things belongs to God, and He will judge all men, even judges, by His eternal law of right and wrong (Revelation 20:12).
God’s people are everywhere in Scripture instructed to obey the laws and statutes of men (Matt. 22:21; Rom. 13:2-5; 1 Pet. 2:13). At the same time, both our Lord and the Apostles demonstrated and taught that they were not obligated to obey unjust laws that usurped the prerogatives that belong to God alone. Any law that prohibits His people from worshiping and serving Him or requires them to disobey His law, is to be resisted (Matt. 15:2-6; Acts 5:29; Dan. 3:13-18). As long as man’s law does not restrict or prohibit their obedience to God’s law, they are bound to obey it without murmuring.
The laws of this country were founded on God’s laws as set forth in His Word. All of our founding documents confirm this fact. The Bill of Rights, especially the First Amendment, was adopted to insure the freedom of God’s people to worship God without intervention or harassment from the government. Yet today we are seeing laws based on God’s laws being erased from statute books, and new laws being adopted that are unjust and intrude upon the rights of God’s people to worship Him in truth. When any government prohibits the freedom to proclaim the truth of God’s Word in any area, it has overstepped its authority and ought not to be obeyed.
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