A Christian in Prison for Her Faith in the USA

Ramon Arias | September 7, 2015

How many times have you heard, or even said, that jailing Christians for standing on their faith couldn’t happen here in the United States of America? 

Now that Kim Davis, Kentucky’s Rowan County Clerk, is in jail without bail since last Thursday, we can no longer say, “it cannot happen in America.” September 3, 2015, is the day that we Christians officially lost our liberties in this country. One unelected judge, following in the footsteps of the five U.S. Supreme Court Justices, arbitrarily trashed the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and most importantly THE BIBLE upon which this Republic was founded.  

When Kim Davis refused to abide by the unconstitutional ruling from SCOTUS, which legitimized same-sex marriage in the entire nation including the county she represents, she was not in any violation of the law. She also represents the Kentucky State Constitution, which prohibits same sex marriage. She is upholding the oath-of-office that she took to obey the Constitutions, both Federal and State. Because of her Biblical conviction, Davis reminded the civil government that they have limits and moral boundaries.

Davis is a loud indictment to Christians who are ignorant, passive, apathetic, and spineless and have compromised in allowing this nation to drift away from God’s moral law for decades.  

The State is declaring to Christians that biblical law has no place in the land and that we have to align ourselves to this new ongoing godless fundamental transformation of America. They are boldly commanding, either we reinterpret God’s moral law to conform to the laws of men or they will make it disappear altogether, along with everyone who wants to be faithful to God Almighty.

For far too long, Christian America has made the State the god of the nation by accepting to remake God Almighty in the image of the now politically correct crowd who think they are on top of the universe and that nothing can bring them down. They have become greatly emboldened and, for the most part, have the civil government on their side to do their bidding. When Kim Davis was sent to jail there was a loud celebration in the homosexual camp and among their sympathizers. They praised the government for not allowing any moral standard to stand that is not approved by man. 

If Christians don’t wake up and follow Ms. Davis’ courage and determination, they need not be surprised by what comes next. If you think I’m paranoid just remember Christian Germany during the rise of the Nazi ideology and the majority of Christians who wrongly believed they had to go-along to get-along with the new laws made by their civil government, which were so outrageously against God’s moral law. Do you think that Kim Davis is going to be the exception? Or, would you say that the same thing is happening in many places in Christian America? Remember the bakers, florist, photographers, teachers, students, employees and a host of others? It is definitely time for Christians to get rid of the fallacy in thinking that God is not engaged in all areas of life.

Whose side of the presidential candidates are you on? Are you on the side of those who are saying Davis should have obeyed the “law”, or are you on the side of the ones who stand with her and uphold her decision against judicial tyranny? Remember, neutrality doesn’t exist. 

Some of the presidential Republican candidates who are saying Kim Davis should obey the unconstitutional law are Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and at least four others like, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Carly Fiorina, all of which have said that as a government employee Ms. Davis was obligated to carry out the law. They all “sympathize with her religion” but for them, judging by their statements, it is implicit that the State is above the Supreme Government of God. So, for them it is acceptable to jail a Christian for her belief? What about Obama, Senator Reid, Congresswoman Pelosi, Speaker of the House Boehner, and even Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan, who violated the law of the land? Why are so many top ranking officials allowed to get away with violating the law without any consequences? I’m sure you know the answer.

Some of the presidential candidates who are standing in support of Ms. Davis and are outraged at what is taking place such as Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky who said, “I think it’s absurd to put someone in jail for exercising their religious liberty.” Former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas wrote on Twitter that he would go to Kentucky on Tuesday to support Ms. Davis. He stated, “We must end the criminalization of Christianity!” He is also doing the rounds in the politically correct crowds blasting and educating them in the warnings given by Founding Fathers like Thomas Jefferson who warn about judicial tyranny. Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator, said Ms. Davis did a heroic stand.  Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana said of Ms. Davis, “I don’t think anyone should have to choose between following their conscience and religious beliefs and giving up their job and facing financial sanctions.” 

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin was less clear on the subject.

In case you were wondering, I didn’t forget Ted Cruz but before I deliver to you his bold and clear written statement let me ask you, did your pastor teach/preach a convicting message or sermon of righteous indignation for the imprisonment of a Christian? Did he warn you that we cannot be passive any longer but be proactive in returning the nation back to God’s moral absolutes and if we fail to do this there are consequences? Did he teach you that only Congress has the authority to legislate laws and not the Supreme Court? Did he teach you that Christians are the ones God used to establish a strong foundation in the origin of this nation, beginning in 1620? Or did he misinterpret what many have done by using Jesus’ statement, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s” (Matthew 22:21). Another passage that is greatly misread is what Paul wrote in Romans 13:1-7 about submission to authorities; many will use this to justify the jailing of Kim Davis for disobedience to the “law”.

Misunderstanding and misapplying what Jesus and Paul taught always leads Christians to become slaves of the State, just like the great numbers of Christians in Nazi Germany. Most Christians of colonial times understood that there are limits to civil government because they no longer lived under Caesar’s rule, they learned it from understanding the full counsel of God as revealed in His Word. We too must learn the same lesson correctly if we are going to make the difference before it is too late. The president, members of Congress and the judicial branch are not Caesar and Christians must stop being indifferent to what is shaping our culture and begin to engage in politics and social issues to steer this nation back to the right road. Christians cannot render lip service to the Lordship of Christ and shrink from making Him Lord of all life. Prayer is good, Bible study is good, and going to church is good, but only in the measure that it permeates culture, this is why God’s people are called to be “salt and light” in this world, this is the true meaning of being spiritual. From God’s perspective there isn’t such a thing as a secular and spiritual society, only godly and ungodly; righteous and unrighteous; good or evil.

One more thing, if you believe the myth of the “separation of church and state” it is time to discard that fallacy. Historically, this is how those who promote big government and tyranny silence the church. Nazi Germany wanted the church to remain silent on social and political issues so they muzzled the pastors to stop them from influencing legislation. However, if the pastors favored the Nazi ideology, then they were free to speak. Does this sound familiar of how liberal pastors are patterning themselves in America?

Nothing in the Bible reveals that civil rulers are autonomous and can govern independently from God who limits their authority. Romans 13 must never be interpreted to say that people cannot challenge the government’s authority and godless actions. And, this is why:

“For the Lord is our judge; the Lord is our lawgiver; the Lord is our king; he will save us.” Isaiah 33:22 

The team of lawyers from Liberty Counsel has taken up the defense of Kim Davis pro bono. This organization is dedicated to defend religious freedom, if you want to support Davis please prayerfully consider doing so. You can donate by going here.

Now, please read and reread Ted Cruz’ statement and share it with as many as you can. Let us pray that God’s people rise and shine for the glory of God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

CRUZ: I CALL UPON EVERY BELIEVER, EVERY CONSTITUTIONALIST, EVERY LOVER OF LIBERTY TO STAND WITH KIM DAVIS

Statement on Arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Cruz, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the arrest of Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis:

“Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.

“I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to choose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion.

“In dissent, Chief Justice Roberts rightly observed that the Court’s marriage opinion has nothing to do with the Constitution. Justice Scalia observed that the Court’s opinion was so contrary to law that state and local officials would choose to defy it.

“For every politician — Democrat and Republican — who is tut-tutting that Davis must resign, they are defending a hypocritical standard. Where is the call for the mayor of San Francisco to resign for creating a sanctuary city — resulting in the murder of American citizens by criminal illegal aliens welcomed by his lawlessness?

“Where is the call for President Obama to resign for ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare?

“When the mayor of San Francisco and President Obama resign, then we can talk about Kim Davis.

“Those who are persecuting Kim Davis believe that Christians should not serve in public office. That is the consequence of their position. Or, if Christians do serve in public office, they must disregard their religious faith–or be sent to jail.

“Kim Davis should not be in jail. We are a country founded on Judeo-Christian values, founded by those fleeing religious oppression and seeking a land where we could worship God and live according to our faith, without being imprisoned for doing so.

“I call upon every Believer, every Constitutionalist, every lover of liberty to stand with Kim Davis. Stop the persecution now.”

https://www.tedcruz.org/news/cruz-i-call-upon-every-believer-every-constitutionalist-every-lover-of-liberty-to-stand-with-kim-davis/

UPDATE: Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has been released from jail since the date of this editorial. (9/8/15)