Bonners Ferry Baptist Church

Holding Fast and Holding Forth the Word of God

Civil Disobedience (Part 1)

To say that we are living in unique and challenging times seems like an understatement. We have seen pastors and church members penalized for assembling in violation of stay-at-home orders, while rioters and looters have been commended for protesting in violation of the same orders. 

In light of these circumstances it seems wise to me to take a fresh look at what the Bible has to say about the role of civil government in our lives and when civil disobedience is an act of faith. The Bible records numerous accounts of godly people refusing to obey a command of human government.