AT WHAT POINT DO WE DISOBEY THE GOVERNMENT?

The following is a treatise written by Wang Yi, a pastor in China under house arrest for preaching the gospel and faithful disobedience. The time in America for faithful disobedience is on the horizon and we must possess the loving attitude and the holy courage that our Chinese brother and leader displayed. This excellent letter was drafted by Wang Yi.

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What Constitutes Faithful Disobedience

I firmly believe that the Bible has not given any branch of any government the authority to run the church or to interfere with the faith of Christians. Therefore, the Bible demands that I, through peaceable means, in meek resistance and active forbearance, filled with joy, resist all administrative policies and legal measures that oppress the church and interfere with the faith of Christians. 

I firmly believe this is a spiritual act of disobedience. In modern authoritarian regimes that persecute the church and oppose the gospel, spiritual disobedience is an inevitable part of the gospel movement.  

I firmly believe that spiritual disobedience is an act of the last times; it is a witness to God’s eternal kingdom and the temporal kingdom of sin and evil. Disobedient Christians follow the example of the crucified Christ by walking the path of the cross. Peaceful disobedience is the way in which we love the world as well as the way in which we avoid becoming part of the world. 

I firmly believe that in carrying out spiritual disobedience, the Bible demands me to rely on the grace and resurrection power of Christ, that I must respect and not overstep two boundaries. 

The first boundary is that of the heart. Love toward the soul, and not hatred toward the body, is the motivation of spiritual disobedience. Transformation of the soul, and not the changing of circumstances, is the aim of spiritual disobedience. At any time, if external oppression and violence rob me of inner peace and endurance, so that my heart begins to breed hatred and bitterness toward those who persecute the church and abuse Christians, then spiritual disobedience fails at that point. 

The second boundary is that of behavior. The gospel demands that disobedience of faith must be non-violent. The mystery of the gospel lies in actively suffering, even being willing to endure unrighteous punishment, as a substitute for physical resistance. Peaceful disobedience is the result of love and forgiveness. The cross means being willing to suffer when one does not have to suffer. For Christ had limitless ability to fight back, yet he endured all of the humility and hurt. The way that Christ resisted the world that resisted him was by extending an olive branch of peace on the cross to the world that crucified him.  

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I firmly believe that Christ has called me to carry out this faithful disobedience through a life of service, under this regime that opposes the gospel and persecutes the church. This is the means by which I preach the gospel, and it is the mystery of the gospel which I preach.

The Lord’s servant,
Wang Yi 

First draft on September 21st, 2018; revised on October 4th. To be circulated by the church after 48 hours of detention. English translation provided by Amy, Brent Pinkall, and the China Partnership translation team.

Wang Yi
December 12, 2018, 

SNEAK PREVIEW OF MY NEW BOOK, THE TUMULTUOUS 2020s and BEYOND

CONTENTS

Foreword by Mario Murillo

Endorsements

Introduction

Chapter 1 — Prepare And Position Yourselves For The Tumultuous 2020s

Chapter 2 — Time For Authentic Christianity Devoid Of Mixture

Chapter 3 — Save The Church, Save The Nation

Chapter 4 — The Counterculture Church Can No Longer Coexist

Chapter 5 — The Corruption Of American Christianity And The Evil Agenda To Destroy America

Chapter 6 — America Is Now A Homosexual Nation

Chapter 7 — Three Portals Of Demonic Entry Destroying America

Chapter 8 — The Leftist Narrative: Divorce Christianity From The Bible

Chapter 9 — It’s Time To End The Liberal Leftist Movement

Chapter 10 — Abortion: Satanic Priest Governors Filling Up The Cup Of Judgment

Chapter 11 — Three Modern Fallacies Defiling The Church

Chapter 12 — All That Is Wrong With “Christian” America

Chapter 13 — The Destructive Mind-Set That Fuels Evil

Chapter 14 — Should Christians Be Involved In Politics And Vote For The Lesser Of Two Evils?

Chapter 15 — Further Persecution Of Jews And Christians Coming

Chapter 16 — Not Enough Hate Yet For American Ministers And Churches

Chapter 17 — The Tumultuous 2020s: The Decade The Church Gets Out Of Bed

Chapter 18 — Time For Wimpy Christians To Become Courageous

Chapter 19 — Jesus To The American Church: Meet The Conditions And You’ll See My Power

Chapter 20 — The Tumultuous 2020s: The Decade God’s Underground Church Arises In America

Chapter 21 — Retribution Time Of Nations Who Persecuted Jews Is Over

Chapter 22 — Incredible 1963 Kenneth E. Hagin Vision Of Atheistic Communism In America

Chapter 23 — We Have Entered A New Era

Chapter 24 — Contrasting The Now and Then America: A Friend’s Experience In Cooperstown

Chapter 25 — We Need A Course Correction

Chapter 26 — The Church Must Find The Radical Middle

Chapter 27 — Showdown Coming: Time Of Playing Church Is Over

Chapter 28 — An Example And A Call To Faithful Disobedience

Chapter 29 — The Conditions Are Ripe For A Spiritual Hurricane

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THE VIRTUE OF FAITHFUL DISOBEDIENCE

In a recent interview with CNN’s Don Lemon former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke was asked if he thinks religious institutions like churches, charities, and even colleges/universities should lose their tax exempt status if they oppose same sex marriage. Here’s O’Rourke’s response:

“Yes, there can be no reward, no benefit, no tax break, for anyone, or any institution, any organization in America that denies the full human rights and the full civil rights of every single one of us.”

The writing is on the wall. Persecution of the Church is coming and is already here. The spirit of antichrist and atheism is gaining momentum in our nation. The warning signs are in plain view for all churches and ministries to see. If it can happen in other nations it can happen here. America is not exempt. Could some within our shores soon be imprisoned or even killed for their faith?

Notice O’Rourke didn’t include Islamic centers or mosques. Islam kills gays. Yet Democrats love Islam. How utterly illogical and lunatic is that!? America was founded on Christian faith and principles that gave us our freedom, but now these evil men desire to enslave us through their antichrist and anti-biblical laws.

Furthermore, in a recent debate, all the Democratic candidates also promised that if elected they would do the same and pass a federal law that any church or ministry who taught publicly against the gay lifestyle or same sex marriage would be stripped of its 501-C3 non-profit status. Among other negative results from this, it would mean that people’s tithes and offerings would not be tax-exempt, all special permits for bulk mailing would be revoked, all land, equipment, and housing for ministers would fall under taxable laws, and in general this would cause thousands of churches that are already in financial trouble to close its operations.

Their antichrist thinking is this: since same sex marriage is now law, everyone must obey the laws and support this issue. These despicable politicians are no longer hiding their belief that government should exercise control over religion, or should I say Christ and His true Church. They are of their father the devil, liars and murderers, haters of Christ and true Christians. They love their own like Islam and false religionists. That is why you never hear cases of discrimination being made against Islamic centers and mosques or Muslim businesses. Gays don’t go to a Muslim bakery and ask for a gay wedding cake. Gays don’t sue Muslims for discrimination. This world’s system is only against Christ and His true Church.

Christ likened the last days before His return to the days of Noah and Lot. In Genesis 19 we see Sodom promoting abominations of old and young men having homosexual relations. Biblical commentaries tell us that when strangers came to the city of Sodom the men placed beds in the street, tying the strangers to the bed, and physically abusing them — thus the reason Lot requested that the two men (angels) not go outside the door of his house, as it would be dangerous. America has been doing the same for sometime now. Gay rights, gay pride, gay parades, and gay marriage and every perverse thing are legal and celebrated.

TAX EXEMPT STATUS IS NOT A REWARD

Allow me to educate some of these ignorant politicians. The tax exempt non-profit status actually exists, not for a reward, as these Democratic loonies profess, but for humanitarian services to be granted to the poor, needy, and less fortunate. They are ignorant of their own laws and now want to use them to penalize true Christian non-profits thus punishing millions from receiving their services, because they somehow believe our faith and holy convictions, which are centuries and millenniums old, are discriminatory.

In actuality, they want to reward the 4% LGBTQ community and punish the Christian right to free speech and worship of God. It is now becoming culturally acceptable to discriminate and infringe on the deeply religious convictions of millions of Bible believers.

IT IS TIME FOR FAITHFUL DISOBEDIENCE

Beloved, it is time for faithful disobedience to antichrist laws that are under discussion and consideration by our own government.

When man’s law contradicts divine law, the kingdom of God must follow the rules of heaven and not of men.

But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).

The Medes passed a law that men could not pray to any God in Babylon, but Daniel refused to follow it and prayed three times a day. Another law was passed to bow down before an idol or be burned in a furnace, and three Jewish young men refused to bow. Conviction and faith overruled human laws and agendas that were contrary to God’s law.

“Let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up” (Daniel 3:18).

These God haters and evil champions of humanism are desiring to take away the religious freedom and personal convictions of millions of Americans and will use “rules of intimidation” to accomplish their goals. It is a demonic agenda. The true Christian faith and belief system is under assault, similar to how Socialist Communist Russia arrested and killed Christians when they came under the rule of ungodly dictators.

These agents of Satan and evil men will wax worse and worse until Christ’s coming. They want power and control that will lead to a progressive society totally void of God’s laws and judgments. To them the Bible is an outdated book that has no place in today’s world. One state has already banned using the Bible to counsel any person living in the gay lifestyle.

Listen to me very carefully. We are coming to a showdown that we have never seen before in this nation, and as it was in the days of Elijah, Christians must decide now whose side they are on. We are coming into a time of faithful disobedience.

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