There are candidates running for governor who seem not to properly understand Scripture, state sovereignty, our own American history, and our form of government. And because they do not, they are trying to scare people into voting for them, including fellow Christians. They make bold assertions about Romans 13 being a passage that handcuffs Christians and claim that not slavishly offering unlimited submission to the Supreme Court is sin.
This reveals some important things about these candidates:
1. They evidently do not understand how to apply Romans 13 to a form of government (representative
republic) where the PEOPLE are the “final authority.” Let me help by integrating our form of government with Romans 13:1-2 (I have written a white paper that explains this much further):
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities (Declaration of Independence: government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed. Thus WE, the PEOPLE, are the final “governing authorities).
For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God (In 1776-1783, God in His sovereign providence, allowed a form of government to emerge where the PEOPLE were the final authority).
Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. (The federal government and the Supreme Court have “resisted” the authority of the PEOPLE in Oklahoma and thus, have opposed the ordinance of God and brought condemnation upon themselves.)
2. A simplistic rendering of Romans 13 reveals my competitors’ lack of understanding of our very founding when brave men and women fought and shed their blood to establish a form of government (that God allowed) where the PEOPLE – not government hold all political power. Without Jefferson penning the 11 most important words in the Declaration of Independence, “Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed,” we simply would not have the form of government that we enjoy today. And let me make myself 100% clear so that no one misunderstands me: we, the people of Oklahoma, have the ABSOLUTE, unimpeachable, sacrosanct, and immutable authority to exercise our sovereign will OVER Washington D.C., including the U.S. Supreme Court, and our state government at 23rd and Lincoln. To deny this is to make a mockery of the sacrifices at places like Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill, Brandywine, and Yorktown. To attempt to be politically clever and take this power away from the people of Oklahoma is wicked.
3. My competitors’ misuse of Scripture also reveals that they do not understand that there has never been a time in U.S. history when the people surrendered their authority articulated in the Declaration. To claim otherwise is to handcuff people to slavish subservience to a tyrannical government, such as Washington D.C. that has made the murder of unborn babies “legal!” How dare a candidate, running as a Christian, tell the people of Oklahoma that they do not possess the authority necessary to stop a holocaust that is happening in their midst, and then run and hide behind the term “pro-life.” If anyone is sinning, it is the person who claims to understand a passage of Scripture, and in doing so, uses their flawed understanding to paralyze the Christian community in order to score votes.
4. My competitors’ misunderstanding of Scripture is a glaring example of why they cannot be entrusted with the power of the governor’s office. If they do not understand the most simplistic and rudimentary role of government as penned by Jefferson that, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” how can they properly lead our state? Government’s proper role is to “secure these rights” – not force the sovereign PEOPLE to bow before nine politically connected lawyers of the Supreme Court – lawyers who issue an EVIL decree that a baby can be murdered in the womb. Shame on the Christian community for embracing this idea.
I call on my fellow candidates to stop their incorrect use of Romans 13 to justify their unwillingness to abolish abortion. Stop hiding behind your “pro-life” (sometimes “very pro-life”) mantra and help me end this holocaust!
If you continue with your absurd interpretations of Scripture, interpretations that are 100% inconsistent with the foundational governing principles in our Declaration of Independence, you really should not be governor.
Gentlemen, let me remind you, there is a holocaust going on in Oklahoma. Monday morning, the suction machines will fire up and another 15-20 babies will be “legally” murdered in our state. How can you possibly defend your position when you are so biblically, morally, and historically wrong? We WILL ALL stand before God someday to answer for our silence and deception – think about that.