Saturday, December 24, 2011

Guidelines for Resistance to Tyranny

"Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants."  William Penn  

© 2011 by Mrs. Juli Iles  

Guidelines for Resistance to Tyranny:

1. Protest or Legal Action
Today, many of our political leaders have become corrupt. The Bible says, “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them.” (Ex 18:21) Unfortunately many of the men and women that “represent” us today do not love God, are not telling us the truth, want to take from some to give to others (covetousness), and are taking bribes left and right! If we believe that the Bible is true then we must know that this WILL end in tyranny! If we do not make a change, if we do not step forward, if we do not get a little uncomfortable, our children will bear the consequences!

One way that we can change this course is through voting. If you are not registered to vote, do it today. Don’t wait! If you know anyone who is not registered, encourage them in how important this is! As Christians, we not only have the right, but also the responsibility to vote for men and women who will represent us in righteousness. Get involved and pray for our leaders. This is no time to sit idly by. If we do not act now, our ability to act in the future will be taken from us. Get registered, get informed, and vote!

2. Flight
Flight should only become an option after all means of protest and legal action have failed. We should not flee simply because we are afraid. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:6-7)
3. Force in Self-defense
Force should be our last resort, only if protest and legal action and flight are not possible. We should first be peaceful in love. There is, however, “a time for peace and a time for war”. (Ecclesiastes 3:8) If we stand back and let innocent blood be shed without resisting, we are guilty by omission. We must defend the right to life because that is a right given to us by our Creator.

In England with the Magna Charta, the Nobles and Barons and Parliament members first wrote their declarations in a humble tone, because they were asking for their rights. As time went on they developed the Petition of Rights and the tone of the declarations changed because they learned that their rights came from God and not from man. We must remember today that our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness come from God and we have a responsibility to defend these rights.

There are those in our current American government who would have us think that our rights are granted by man, and can be taken away by man as well. This is not so.  There are those who would say that "rich" people have no right to their money, and that poor people have a right to free internet, a job, education, etc.  Once you believe that man can give rights you are in danger of losing your true rights, especially liberty.

We must petition and take legal action to preserve the rights that God has given us, and that our Forefathers fought and sacrificed for.  We must do all that we can legally do to secure our freedoms so that our children and grandchildren can live in freedom as we have. If we have done all that is legally possible and life comes to a point where our childrens’ futures are in danger, it becomes our responsibility to find a new place to raise them, as the Pilgrims and Puritans did. If there is no opportunity of escape, we must fight in self-defense if necessary to defend our lives and the lives of our family members, young and old.  The picture above is of the Revolutionary War flag.

© 2011 by Mrs. Juli Iles

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