Colonists went against the will of God

    I am a Patriot and Constitution defender. However, based upon Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2 in the Bible where Apostles Paul and Peter tell us to obey the government—unless it clearly tells us to disobey God (Acts 5:29). I believe that the Boston Tea Party, Declaration of Independence, and Revolutionary War were not God's will...and set a pattern for future rebels.

    Remember, the Colonists were English citizens who got charters from the King to be on English land obtained by England by right of Discovery by John Cabot in 1498. Therefore they should have obeyed the King. While their willingness to lay down their lives is admirable, their disobedience of God's Word is not. While physically fighting for our government can be admirable (depending on the cause) physically fighting against it is not.
    Some argue that King George was unfair and that made all okay, but when Paul and Peter wrote , they were under the unfair Roman Empire that later took their lives.
    Jesus Christ sent out His Apostles to conquer the world spiritually with agape love (which means having a concern for the well-being of others, regardless of our feelings) by treating them well and telling them "God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). And while doing so, we are to "submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men...." (1 Pet 2:13).
Rev. Norman Heironimus

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