The government has been training ministers to convince their congregations to submit to government authority in the event of a martial law crackdown, based upon Romans 13.
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The argument is that Romans 13 states that Christians must submit to government authority, since the government is divinely empowered and sustained.
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.- Romans 13:1
This is the same argument which Adolph Hitler used in order to convince the German churches to follow him and his policies.
However, Romans 13 does not teach subservience. Rather, as explained by Baptist minister Chuck Baldwin, Romans 13 actually says something very different:
“Paul … said, ‘Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.’ Meaning, our obedience to civil authority is more than just ‘because they said so.’ It is also a matter of conscience. This means we must think and reason for ourselves regarding the justness and rightness of our government’s laws. Obedience is not automatic or robotic. It is a result of both rational deliberation and moral approbation.
Therefore, there are times when civil authority may need to be resisted. Either governmental abuse of power or the violation of conscience (or both) could precipitate civil disobedience.”
The Bible therefore requires that Christians resist imposition of martial law based upon false pretenses or upon an abuse of power.
Similarly, Romans 13 teaches that any government that is a “terror to good works” is acting beyond its authority and must be resisted .
Therefore, Romans 13 compels us to resist and remove from power elements of the U.S. government which participated in the 9/11 attacks or are planning to carry out further false flag attacks.
And remember that neoconservatives use religion to manipulate people, even though they themselves are usually not religious. So the government hacks pushing Romans 13 as an excuse for fascism and government-sponsored terror likely do not themselves even believe in the Bible.
In March 2006, pastors were invited to attend a meeting of a local FEMA chapter which circulated around preparedness for a potential bio-terrorist attack, any natural disaster or a nationally declared emergency. The FEMA directors told the Pastors that attended that it was their job to help implement FEMA and Homeland Security directives in anticipation of any of these eventualities. The first directive was for Pastors to preach to their congregations Romans 13, the often taken out of context bible passage that was used by Hitler to hoodwink Christians into supporting him, in order to teach them to “obey the government” when martial law is declared.
The FEMA program falls under the umbrella of the NVOAD program which is training volunteers in a “Peer to Peer” program in a neighborhood setting. Pastors were told that the would be backed up by law enforcement in controlling uncooperative individuals and that they would even lead SWAT teams in attempting to quell resistance similar to what they did in house-by-house searchs following the hurricane disaster in New Orleans.