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Is Defiance to Tyranny Obedience to God?

The following is a video presentation by E511. I found this to be an excellent presentation.

I largely agree with what the author teaches in this. However I think there is more to it; somethings not discussed. For example, what do you do when pressured to take a toxic injection under deceptive messaging? If God shows you to not take it and the consequence is loss of your job then that is God’s sovereign will for you. No law broken, but do you take it if is made illegal not do so? (Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, therefore glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19,20.)

The E511 author discusses mask wearing and that it is no big deal to simply obey the government if the wearing of such is made the law; ie. that is it illegal not to. But some of my red-pilled Christ believing friends, including a law professor, stated that the mask is only the entry point to further oppression – the beginning of the ‘slippery slope’.

That oppression then leads to a decision as to whether we obey God or government. In this case, government has inserted itself as a new god, the god of scientism, who commands we worship it. It is a form of idolatry. Now that means a line is crossed. So when you consider the toxic COVID jabs, you are under no obligation to follow government dictates. And this even more so applies to jabbing your children, which is akin to feeding them to Moloch — to sacrificing the children to the false demon god of this world.

I see this as the same as fornicating with the world, to marrying the false god, and hence rejecting the true God. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Our bodies are members of Christ and hence we should not make them members of a harlot (1 Corinthians 6:15-20).

The discussion on Post Millennialism/Dominion theology is excellent. Those in what is called the New Apostolic Reformation believe that they must “build the kingdom on earth and then Jesus will come”. But humans are not the agents for building God’s kingdom. Jesus told Pilate this fact.

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

John 18:36

The kingdom Jesus built is comprised of the souls saved. It is a spiritual kingdom in the hearts of those who love Christ. It does not comprise earthly armies or earthly countries and cities and their occupants.

The Lord’s holy city are the “living stones” of those saved children of God; the bride of Christ.

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Revelation 21:2

The E511 author is clearly a believer in PreMillennialism. He mentions “the great tribulation”. The issue of government during their alleged Millennial rule of Christ as King on earth brings into question, who are those being governed? Who are they? And why do they rebel against God and follow the devil again after the putative thousand year Millennium?.

That theology is inconsistent with God’s sovereign authority.

Consider that idea that Jesus rules Earth with the saints. Consider it is somehow populated with unsaved people who survived the destruction of the surface of the planet from the wrath poured out by God (Revelation 15 and 16). Are they are saying these people were “left behind” after all the saved of God were taken to heaven in the resurrection?

See my discussion here: At the Resurrection Who is Left Behind?

Amillennialism was not discussed in the E511 presentation. It is the position I now hold. It is still historical but the thousand year period mentioned in Revelation 20 is considered (like a lot of John’s visions in the book) metaphorical. It is representative of the Church Age from Christ’s ministry on Earth to His Second Coming in the Day of the Lord.

See my discussion here: Revelation 20:1-8: The Church Age

Amillennialism simply posits that when Christ returns He alone is King and judges all righteous and reprobate. Revelation chapter 20 describes the great white throne judgment. The books are opened and all a judged out of those books. If you are not listed in the Lamb’s book of life you are sent to Gehenna for eternal judgment.

After this Christ renovates the planet and heavens around the earth and then brings down his heavenly city. Read Do the heavens literally pass away or don’t they?

The kingdom He sets up on Earth during the final period of the New Heaven and New Earth (Revelation 21 and 22) only involves the saved. The rest were sent to the lake of fire at the great white throne judgment. In this case there is no kingdom of God on earth until Christ institutes it with only the saved and a newly renovated planet wherein is only righteousness. No sin, no wicked or evil ones anymore.

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By John Gideon Hartnett

Dr John G. Hartnett is an Australian physicist and cosmologist, and a Christian with a biblical creationist worldview. He received a B.Sc. (Hons) and Ph.D. (with distinction) in Physics from The University of Western Australia, W.A., Australia. He was an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award (DORA) fellow at the University of Adelaide, with rank of Associate Professor. Now he is retired. He has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals, book chapters and conference proceedings.

One reply on “Is Defiance to Tyranny Obedience to God?”

Dear Dr. Hartnett, please read the following for an excellent overview of the historic Reformed teaching on this subject (which we as Covenanted Presbyterians maintain):- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BphOxCIeykgPii9Ajn7bo9NjrNa1qA4C/view?usp=sharing
(Note, best to download the PDF and view it in Acrobat Reader, rather than reading online in your browser. In Acrobat Reader, helpful contents and sections are listed on the left for easy navigation and browsing of the document). With prayerful regards, Carl H

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