Monday, March 15, 2010

Jesus is Lord

The early Christians were persecuted by Rome because the Roman Emperors did not like the gospel. They did not care about the church.

The Christians were persecuted because they refused to say Caesar is Lord. They declared that Jesus is Lord. The Romans understood the implication of this. If Jesus is Lord, everyone must submit to him. If Jesus is Lord, Caesar is just an impostor.

Our declaration must be the same. Not “Let the people decide” and not “Parliament is Sovereign”, but “Jesus is Lord”. If Jesus is Lord our modern political powers are no more legitimate than Caesar.

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