Why do all those "Christian" county clerks who are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples disobey God's decree?

They claim they are refusing to issue marriage licenses, despite being ordered to do so because of their "religious convictions". Do they not realize that God commands that people listen to governing authorities?

Romans 13:1-2 "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves."

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  • Favourite answer

    Since when do you think a Christian reads the Bible? Find me one that can quote John 3:14 from memory, and I'll be impressed.

  • 5 years ago

    disobey God's decree?

    - Fundies only obey the convenient ones.

    Do they not realize that God commands that people listen to governing authorities? Romans 13:1-2 "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities,

    - Those are the inconvenient ones.

  • 5 years ago

    Her job is to get re-elected: The clerk is an elected official: With the type of publicity she is receiving, she has accomplished her purpose. Paul's letters are not Gospel. Paul was never a disciple or an apostle of Jesus Christ and all 3 different versions of his Damascus RD. story are fake. He wrongly thought an Apostle was greater than a Prophet which is why he chose to call himself an apostle.

  • Liz
    Lv 6
    5 years ago

    You’re right that God’s Word commands us to “be in subjection” to the governmental “superior authorities”. However, when there is a conflict between what God requires and what a political system requires, true worshippers follow the example of the apostles, who said: “We must obey God as ruler rather than men” (Acts 5:29).

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  • 5 years ago

    Only one clerk has been in the news I've heard. But I think that clerk has to quit her job.

    The state could, theoretically, stop the issuance of all marriage licenses. Since the primary purpose now for marriage is to make people eligible for federal marriage subsidies, we should let the feds issue the marriage licenses.

  • G C
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    When the law is wrong, you stand against it. Only 5 people in the entire world decided for the rest. It was wrong. Homosexuality is not something we need to have our children exposed to on a normal basis. Why do you use God to justify that lifestyle that He condemned as an abomination?

  • 5 years ago

    So you skipped the book of Acts so you could get to Romans?

    Are you reading the Bible in order to get understanding or to get ammunition? Even satan plays that game.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    >because you sound a hypocrite, judging others, yet excusing yourself.

    Matt 7:1-2 Looks like you're judging someone too, Oleg. Looks like you're a hypocrite too.

    Enjoy the burn.

  • 5 years ago

    "They" are one county clerk and she is a fool who would rather destroy the US Constitution than obey the law.

  • 5 years ago

    How can one be a christian unless one cherry picks the buybull?

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