In response to what took place in the Danish Press, where a reporter inserted degrading caricatures of the founder of Islam, Muhammed, which caused an outcry and uprisings from Muslims living around the world:
But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. Acts 4:19.
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou love thy neighbor as thyself.
But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumned one of another. Galatians 5:13-15.
Every Christian adult must decide whether he or she will continue to be shaped by their respective and indigenous cultures, or instead by the word of God. An American who is shaped, from childbirth, in a culture that was born in rebellion and is the antithesis of what God intended for his people, will not have any problems with the behavior of the Danish Press.
1. The Bible teaches how man should behave and think from a divine perspective
2. The United States Democratic form of self-government, with its many man-made and sanctioned forms of liberties, is duplicitous and the very antithesis of how scripture teaches that man is to govern and to be governed. It is our form of government that teaches, despite its 'Under God', duplicitousness, that the individual is the highest form of attainment, and each individual is therefore, free to live as he chooses.
3. Christians must transcend that duplicitous shaping by recognizing that each of us lives in a country that provides freedom of religion and thought for its citizens, yet the same country which provides those freedoms, under its founding documents, articles, and principles, is not divine, God's law is divine. And although we are afforded certain Constitutional freedoms in America, we must reject those freedoms that are in conflict with divine law which is the higher law.
4. The results of a self-governing form of democracy has yielded self-centeredness, greed, aggressiveness, insensitivity to my fellow human-beings, an unwillingness to share or compromise, class stratification, corruption and more. Paul warns us in scripture about something that every Christian should be concerned about today, "...that liberty of yours...". 1 Cor. 8:9. Again, "liberty of yours', is it God sanctioned or is it a way that seems right to a man? Is it lawful under the Constitution of the United States but not expedient or acceptable under God's system of law and jurisprudence.
5. Many Christians find problems with the theology of submission and find it difficult to submit to the laws of God, given that they have been conditioned in a culture that allows for and advocates the freedom of the individual over anything else.
The purpose and goals of divine government is to govern and transform the creation and the creatures from selfish liberties and indulgences, and instead to transform or shape each individual into one who can righteously abide with each other in Love, and eventually with God in his Kingdom. The goal of every man, who is devoid of that understanding is to govern and to see government work based upon his own limited understanding of how things should be. In other words, I should be able to do as I please, what I please, when I please, and in the manner that I please. This is the opposite of Love. This is the same as Satan's rebellion attitude towards God, which caused him to be evicted from heaven.
Again scriptures teach us that there is a way that seems right to a man, and the ends thereof are death. And can we not see that the conclusion of pretty much all that we conceive and do in the USA, and on earth ends up in some form of death, either by war, abortion, attrition, experimentation, lack of necessities, of the human and divine spirit, et al.
Still, we are being prepared to live in the presence of The Divine Governor. If we compare what we accept from human forms of government now, and how we are shaped by duplicitous human governing principles, we can see that although we call our selves and followers of Christ, we are presently living in conflict with the divine governing principles, in this instance, including fraternal of Speech.
And, we are not living as citizens of, or supporting the principles of God's Kingdom on Earth, rather we are a part of the Anti-God movement that covers the face of the earth and that exists in many man-made present day governments. Satan, is the author and head of this type of governance; the type that we as believers wrestle against, not flesh and blood, but regions that are ruled by unseen spiritual powers.
Remember, it was Satan who wanted to be self-governed which resulted in his rebelling against God. What Spirit are we really of when we reject God's form of government and prefer, in its place, a form of government that elevates the choices of a lustful, finite and fleshly human being, over the careful orchestration of an eternal, divine and loving Spirit?