A Biblical View of America's Issues
and why we need to pray for them
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The apostle Paul told those in Rome to be in subjection to the governing authorities. He stated that all authority is from God, so those who resist the authorities, such as law enforcement, are resisting the law of God Himself. He goes on to give the reason why God backs earthly authorities, and that is because they are not to be a threat to those with good behavior, but to those against evil behavior. They do not bear the sword for nothing, meaning that God has established for peace-keepers to have the power--weapons--to enforce the laws so that the peaceful behaviors established by the good people in a society may be enjoyed. See Romans 13.
There are also numerous examples in the Bible of the nation of Israel--God's people--defending themselves and protecting the land He promised them. The battles they lost always had a reason--somehow they got away from the commandments of God. When they were walking in obedience to Him, He would defend them. He would even give them military strategies, and speak to His prophets to give advance warning of what their enemies were planning (2 Kings 6:8-12).
Strong Defense / Peaceful Times
The United States has enjoyed times of peace because of a strong military. Maintaining a strong military, having control of who comes over our borders and a protective vetting process for immigrants and refugees are vital to maintain the peace we have enjoyed.
by Pamela Geller