Saturday, September 5, 2015

As a Constitutional Republic our US Leaders Swore an Oath to Defend the Constitution

“[W]e in the United States of America do not live under a monarchy. We have no king. There is no single governing official in this country. America’s ‘supreme Law’ does not rest with any man or any group of men. America’s ‘supreme Law’ does not rest with the President, the Congress, or even the Supreme Court. In America, the U.S. Constitution is the “supreme Law of the Land.” Under our laws, every governing official publicly promises to submit to the Constitution of the United States…

“This means that in America the ‘higher powers’ are not the men who occupy elected office, they are the tenets and principles set forth in the U.S. Constitution. Under our laws and form of government, it is the duty of every citizen, including our elected officials, to obey the U.S. Constitution.”

For Americans in our Constitutional Republic here is how Romans 13 applies to you. Replace the word “authority” with “U.S. Constitution”:

  • “Let every soul (in America) be subject to the (U.S. Constitution). For there is no (Constitution) except from God, and the (Constitutions) that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever in America resists the (U.S. Constitution) resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For the (Constitution) is not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the (Constitution)? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For the (Constitution) is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for the (Constitution) does not bear the sword in vain; for the (Constitution) is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject to the (Constitution), not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the (U.S. Constitution) is God’s minister attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.”

Please explain this the next time you hear a Christian say we must submit to our corrupt elected officials. Remember, our elected officials swore an oath to Almighty God to defend and uphold the U.S. Constitution. Politicians, law enforcement, military personnel, and judges which break their solemn oath are by definition “criminals” and deserve neither submission nor respect from the citizenry which they are attempting to lord over, plunder, and abuse. God’s will is not for Christians to submit to tyrants, rather that we do not become enslaved by them:
SOURCE: Chuck Baldwin