Faith and Civil Disobedience

October 3, 2010 ()

Bible Text: Hebrews 11:23 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church – Oct. 3, 2010 – Worship Service – Alan Conner

Heb. 11:23

Faith and Civil Disobedience

 

Intro

 

A. THE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE OF MOSES’ PARENTS (Heb. 11:23).

 

1) Pharoah’s evil commands.

 

2) By faith, they hid Moses for three months because he was a beautiful child.   AMRAM and JOCHEBED (Ex. 6:20).

 

3) By faith, they did not fear the king’s edict.

 

 

B. PRINCIPLES OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE.

 

1) The principle of general obedience to governing authorities.  Mt. 22:21; Rom. 13; 1 Pet. 2; Titus 3.

 

2) Is it ever biblical to engage in civil disobedience?

 

When the government ___________________ you to do something that God forbids, or ________________ you to do something God commands.

 

a) The Hebrew midwives and Moses’ parents.  Exod. 1:16, 22.

b) Peter -  Acts 4; Acts 5 –

c) Paul -  Acts 14:5-6; Acts 17:8-10.

d) Daniel – In Dan. 6.

e) Shadrach, Meshach, Abed-nego in Dan. 3:1-30.

f) Rahab – Heb. 11:31.

g) Magi –Mt. 2:12.

 

3) The church is not to use force or guns to protect itself if attacked.

 

 

4) How are Christians to respond to evil in government.                                                                                                     a)

 

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5) If you disobey the civil authorities, be prepared to ________________________.

 

 

Conclusion