As followers of Jesus Christ we are taught via the scriptures to honor and obey the laws of the nation in which we live.
However, there are times when civil laws are contrary to God’s directives. The apostles themselves encountered this type of conflict:
“The apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned…
‘We gave you strict orders not to teach in this Name, yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching…’
Peter and the other apostles replied: ‘We must obey God rather than human beings!'”
( Acts 5:27-29 )
At what point should we become God’s Rebels, and to what extent should we obey God rather than man? We should fulfill every single command and directive from God while we break only those laws of mankind that contradict God’s laws.
Let’s pray and preach in public, filling our cities with the Name and Message of Jesus Christ. Let’s be gracious, compassionate, and passionate Rebels of God.