What Should We Learn From the Presbyterian Rebellion?

 By Al Baker - Posted at Forget None of His Benefits:

volume 20, number 42, October 21, 2021

“Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks to God, as he had been doing previously.” -Daniel 6:10

When the power brokers in Babylon were offended by Daniel’s continued allegiance to Yahweh, they convinced King Darius to put forth a law requiring all of his subjects to pray to him alone. Daniel, in good conscience, could not and would not submit to the decree. He continued praying daily to the only true God. Hence his banishment to the lion’s den and miraculous deliverance by Yahweh, the eternal, sovereign, all powerful God of creation, providence, and salvation.

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic the Federal and state governments of our nation severely restricted public gatherings for family picnics, sporting events, concerts, church worship services, and the like. Most everyone in our country simply went along with the mandates. Then we were told that we must wear masks and practice social distancing and that this would only be necessary for a few months. And then a month or so ago President Biden told us that he is mandating the COVID-19 vaccination for all businesses in the United States with more than one hundred employees or be tested weekly for the coronavirus. People are already losing their jobs because they are refusing to “take the jab.” Washington State University head football coach Nick Rolovich, along with four of his assistant coaches, was fired recently for refusal to take the jab. He requested a religious exemption but it was denied. Rolovich walked away from a $3 million annual salary.

In light of this present unpleasantness, what should believers do? We need to learn from the Presbyterian rebellion and act accordingly...