IS IT WRONG FOR BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS
TO WORK FOR THE SECULAR GOVERNMENT,
OR SHOULD WE WORK ONLY
FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF GOD?
by Tony Alamo
I, Tony Alamo, am one of the most patriotic persons you will ever know for the Christian government our Founding Fathers first drafted; but the government has changed, just as things changed in the Garden of Eden. The devil got in and God booted Eve and Adam, two converts of the devil, out of Eden. I will work for a constitutional government based on God’s laws, but never for a government which opposes God, or for a government which God vows to destroy, burn, and punish for eternity.1 Our U.S. laws say we are (according to the Declaration of Independence) to throw off such government, and provide new guards for our future security. It is our duty. I’m sure that I’m not out of line with God when I rebuke, reprove, and admonish the people of the world and those of the one-world, corporate, anti-God, anti-Christ, false church government.2
As long as the wolves in sheep’s clothing are not ashamed or afraid enough of God to stop spewing out their anti-American and anti-God false doctrines, which are leading the Christian world, as well as the sinner, farther away from God and American law than they already have, I think it is proper for me to identify them and their false doctrines and subversive ways.
John MacArthur and thousands of others like him admittedly don’t believe in the power of God (the baptism of the Holy Spirit,3 miracles,4 etc.). MacArthur enthusiastically states that it’s okay for Christians to work for the secular anti-Christ, anti-American government! He says this is provable because both Joseph and Daniel did. Joseph, Daniel, and the three Hebrew children never applied for their jobs with Pharaoh or with Nebuchadnezzar. Joseph was sold into slavery by the Ishmaelites; Daniel and the three Hebrew children were captives, exiled in Babylon!!5
Did Moses apply for a job with the nations that God told him to destroy? Did Aaron, Caleb, or Joshua apply for secular jobs? Which governments or kingdoms did they work for that God told them to destroy? And what jobs did they do for them? The answer is none! What about Abraham? Isaac? or Jacob? What about Enoch? Seth? Noah? Elijah, or Elisha? None of these ever worked for the secular governments, and they never would work for this anti-Christ, anti-God, anti-American government! God forbid! What about the other prophets, or Jesus? The apostles? Of course not! They never entangled themselves with the affairs of Satan, this life, or this world. “No man that warreth [for God] entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier” (2 Timothy 2:4).
God commands us to separate ourselves from the world and keep ourselves “holy; for I [God] am holy,” which means we must keep ourselves separate from anti-Christ, anti-God, anti-American sinners (1 Peter 1:16).6
MacArthur also says that there is no such thing as a Christian nation. Our Founding Fathers said that we are, or were a Christian nation, but I would that he, MacArthur, reads 1 Peter 2:9-10 which states, “But ye [Christians, born-again Christians] are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an HOLY NATION [Christian nation], a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness [secularism] into His marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people [Christian nation], but are now the people of God [the Christian nation]: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.”
Again, Joseph and Daniel were great, holy men, but they were also victims of circumstances. They were at first captives and slaves, but because of their God-given gifts, they were given favor in their circumstances.7 They never applied for their jobs. They were given all those secular government jobs. As it turned out, God, through Joseph, blessed his father Jacob (Israel), his brethren, and all Israel (which then were seventy souls), Egypt, and the rest of the hungry world,8 and Daniel gave us those marvelous prophecies, while in captivity.9
What about you? Would you apply for a job in Satan’s secular, anti-Christ, anti-God, anti-American government, which God calls “the Beast,” the actual Beast, anti-Christ government, which is blaspheming God and persecuting the true Christian church—Christ’s bride? Would you serve the Antichrist, who blasphemes God, His Word, Heaven, all those therein, and the saints on earth?10 Would you serve him by getting involved with the world, as Satan tried to do when he tried to get Jesus to go to work for him in the world—when on the mountain of temptation and in the wilderness—in Satan’s government? The devil took Jesus up on an exceeding high mountain to show Him all the kingdoms (and opportunities) in the world and the glory of them, “And saith unto Him, All these things will I give Thee, if Thou wilt fall down and worship me. [I can make you the first pope, the best actor, skier, champion boxer, golfer, anything you want. I can make you the best, a trillionaire, the first anti-Christ, anti-God theologian, and think how much money you can give to the synagogue!] Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the LORD THY GOD, and HIM ONLY shalt thou SERVE” (Matthew 4:8-10). This means we can serve none other than God!!11
This wolf in sheep’s clothes (MacArthur and many others like him) pervert the thirteenth chapter of Romans because his church is using secular government-type Bibles instead of the KJV. The King James Version Bible, chapter 13:1-6 says, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God [These powers are not secular, but are Spiritual, and are only of God! They are our true authorities, ministers of the Gospel, pastors, preachers, evangelists, prophets of God’s government!]: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God [not the devil]: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers [godly rulers] are not a terror to good works [evil rulers are a terror to good works], but to the evil. [This is why the evil secular government is fighting God, the Bible, and the saints, because the Bible is a terror unto the wicked.] Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power [God and His ministers]? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same [The secular anti-Christ, anti-American government (the Beast) will never praise you for doing the good works of God and keeping God’s commandments. The real Bible tells us who the true powers are]: For he is the minister of GOD to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword [the Word of God12] in vain: for he is the minister of GOD, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject [to God’s ministers], not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For this cause pay ye tribute [give tithes] also: for they are GOD’S ministers, attending continually upon this very thing” (Romans 13:1-6).
This is why the satanic secular government is outlawing the Bible and making evil laws that say we ministers cannot tell the world how evil they and their sins are, such as the sins of abortion, homosexuality, lesbianism, as well as all the other sins, such as adultery, fornication, lying, thievery, covetousness, not loving the Lord, our Lord and God, with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength!13 The devil wants your soul in Hell with him, and as soon as possible!!14 This wolf in sheep’s clothing and many others like him are deliberately defiant against God’s Word.15 You are to “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7), “NEITHER GIVE PLACE TO THE DEVIL” (Ephesians 4:27). The apostles told the secular government officials, “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).
Can we work for an evil secular government as Mr. MacArthur and thousands of other false prophets say we can? Well, let’s see what Jesus, who is God-man, says. Jesus says, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.” Jesus adds, “Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” You cannot give your life to make money, if you are serving God (Matthew 6:24).
In the Old Testament, Dathan and Abiram wanted to lead the children of Israel back to Egypt to work for the secular government, which before was murdering their baby boys, as this government, China, and the rest of the secular world is doing today (which murders both boys, girls, and adults).16 For this, God opened the earth and swallowed Dathan, his family, Abiram, and his family into the pit of Hell while they were still alive.17 God has never changed; His policies, His laws, are the same today.18 These false prophets, who use the Word of God to lead people into captivity (of the devil) by the wrong use of the sword (which is the Word of God [Ephesians 6:17]), shall themselves be led into captivity.19 “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity” (Revelation 13:10).
“Blessed are they that do His [God’s] commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city [Heaven]. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie” (Revelation 22:14-15).
Let’s all go to work for God and Him only!! Start out now by saying this prayer:
My Lord and my God, have mercy upon my soul, a sinner. 1 I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God. 2 I believe that He died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my former sins. 3 I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit 4 and that He sits on the right hand of God at this moment, hearing my confession of sin and this prayer. 5 I open up the door of my heart, and I invite You into my heart, Lord Jesus. 6 Wash all of my filthy sins away in the precious blood that You shed in my place on the cross at Calvary. 7 You will not turn me away, Lord Jesus; You will forgive my sins and save my soul. I know because Your Word, the Bible, says so. 8 Your Word says that You will turn no one away, and that includes me. 9 Therefore, I know that You have heard me, and I know that You have answered me, and I know that I am saved. 10 And I thank You, Lord Jesus, for saving my soul, and I will show my thankfulness by doing as You command and sin no more. 11
You've just completed the first step in a series of five steps which are necessary to receive salvation. Your second step is to deny yourself and take up the cross daily for the purpose of mortifying yourself, that is, for putting to death your own will, your soulful self, and the world with all of its lusts. All these must be baptized into the death of Christ.
Step three is your resurrection from the satanic life of Adam unto the sinless life of Christ. Step four is your ascension into a position of authority to reign for God on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for God on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the Word of God, then submit yourself and do what the Word says, so that the Church and the world may see evidence of your submission to God's Word, His order, and His authority in and by you.
Praise the Lord. May God bless and reward you abundantly.
Pastor Tony Alamo
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Is It Wrong For Born-Again Christians To Work For The Secular Government, Or should We Work Only For The Government of God? footnotes:
1. Dan. 2:29-45, 7:3-27, 2 Thes. 2:3-10, Rev. 13:10, 17:1-5, 9-18, 18:2-10 return
2. Lev. 19:17, Psa. 141:5, Prov. 15:9-10, 25:12, 27:5-6, Ezek. 3:18-21, 33:1-16, Luke 17:3, Gal. 4:16, Eph. 4:11-15, 5:11-13, 1 Thes. 5:12-14, 2 Thes. 3:13-15, 1 Tim. 5:20, 2 Tim. 4:2, Heb. 3:13 return
3. Ezek. 36:27, Joel 2:28-29, Matt. 3:11, Luke 24:49, John 3:5, 14:15-20, 23, 26, 16:7-14, Acts 1:5, 8, 2:1-4, 16-18, 38-41, 4:31, 8:14-17, 10:44-47, 11:15-18, 1 Cor. 3:16-17, 6:19-20, 2 Cor. 6:16, 2 Tim. 1:14 return
4. Mark 16:17-18, Luke 10:1, 9, 19, John 14:12, Acts 3:1-16, 4:29-30, 5:14-16, 9:32-42, 14:8-10, 19:11-12, 20:7-12, 28:3-5, 8-9, Rev. 11:3-6 return
5. Gen. 37:26-28, 36, 39:1-4, Psa. 105:17-18, Dan. 1:1-6 return
6. Lev. 11:44-45, 19:2, 20:26, Psa. 24:3-5, John 15:19, 17:15-19, Rom. 12:1-2, 2 Cor. 6:14-18, 10:3-6, Titus 2:14, James 1:27, 4:4, 1 Pet. 1:15-16, 2 Pet. 3:10-14 return
7. Gen. 41:14-45, Psa. 105:17-22, Dan. 2:13-30, 46-48, 5:11-17, 29, 6:1-5, 11-28 return
8. Gen. 41:46-57 return
9. Dan. 7:17-27, 8:19-26, 9:24-27, 11:2-45, 12:7-13 return
10. Rev. 12:10, 13:1-6 return
11. Ex. 34:13-14, Deut. 5:8-10, 7:16, 10:12-13, 13:4, Josh. 22:5, 1 Sam. 7:3, Matt. 6:24, Mark 12:30, Rom. 6:16-22, 12:1, Gal. 1:8-10 return
12. 2 Cor. 10:3-6, Eph. 6:17, Heb. 4:12, Rev. 1:16, 2:12, 16, 19:13-15 return
13. Gen. 19:4-13, 24-25, Ex. 20:3-17, 23:8, Lev. 18:25, 20:13-23, Deut. 16:18-19, 23:17, 27:16-26, Psa. 5:5-6, Prov. 1:23-33, 8:36, Isa. 5:22-23, Ezek. 22:12-15, Hosea 4:6-12, Matt. 15:4-9, Mark 12:29-30, Rom. 1:18-32, 1 Cor. 6:9-10, Eph. 6:1-4, Heb. 10:26-31, 2 Pet. 2:9-22, 1 John 5:3, Jude 5-19, Rev. 20:11-15, 21:8 return
14. Isa. 14:12-17, Rev. 12:12-13, 17 return
15. Matt. 7:15, 22-23, Luke 21:8, John 10:1, 10, Acts 20:28-30, Rom. 1:18-21, 2 Cor. 11:3-4, 13-15, Gal. 1:6-9, Eph. 4:14, Phlp. 3:2, Col. 2:4, 8, 18, 1 Tim. 4:1-3, 7, 6:3-5, 20-21, 2 Tim. 2:16-18, 3:1-9, 13, 4:3-4, Titus 1:10-16, 3:10-11, 2 Pet. 2:1-9, 13-15, 17-22, 1 John 4:1-3, 2 John 7, 9-11, Jude 4 return
16. Ex. 1:15-16, 22 return
17. Num. 16:25-33, 26:9-10, Deut. 11:6, Psa. 106:17 return
18. Psa. 33:11, 102:27, 119:89-91, Eccl. 3:14, Mal. 3:6, Matt. 5:17-18, Heb. 1:10-12, 6:17-18, 13:8, James 1:17 return
19. Jer. 14:15, 23:25-32, 28:16-17, 29:21-23, 31-32, Matt. 15:13-14, 2 Pet. 2:2-9 return
1. Psa. 51:5, Rom. 3:10-12, 23 return
2. Matt. 26:63-64, 27:54, Luke 1:30-33, John 9:35-37, Rom. 1:3-4 return
3. Acts 4:12, 20:28, Rom. 3:25, I John 1:7, Rev. 5:9 return
4. Psa. 16:9-10, Matt. 28:5-7, Mark 16:9, 12, 14, John 2:19, 21, 10:17-18, 11:25, Acts 2:24, 3:15, Rom. 8:11, I Cor. 15:3-7 return
5. Luke 22:69, Acts 2:25-36, Heb. 10:12-13 return
6. I Cor. 3:16, Rev. 3:20 return
7. Eph. 2:13-22, Heb. 9:22, 13:12, 20-21, I John 1:7, Rev. 1:5, 7:14 return
8. Matt. 26:28, Acts 2:21, 4:12, Eph. 1:7, Col. 1:14 return
9. Matt. 21:22, John 6:35, 37-40, Rom. 10:13 return
10. Heb. 11:6 return
11. John 5:14, 8:11, Rom. 6:4, I Cor. 15:10, Rev. 7:14, 22:14 return