The words of the LORD are pure words. —Psalm 12:6a


One day this week as I was reading my Bible, a verse jumped out at me, leaping right off of the page and into the daily news:

Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

Prior to the election, we urged our brethren to acknowledge that our hope is not in Washington, and that no man who will not live and govern by that rule will restore America to faith. Voting for people who do not understand this is often little more than futile in the quest for revival. But resistance is also futile, in the form that certain parties are encouraging it today. In fact, the Bible condemns resistance against lawful authority, instead admonishing us to “do that which is good” (Romans 13:3). And now that the election is over, we’d like to make it very clear that this is where we stand, that this is that to which we call those who would seek a revival of our nation: do that which is good.


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