When It Is Right to Disobey
When learning the importance that God places on obedience to various authorities, an appropriate question is whether there is ever a time when we draw the line when it comes to obeying men.
In the Book of Acts, Peter and John got in trouble for preaching Christ. In Acts 5:29, when they were told not to preach anymore, Peter answered and said this,
“We ought to obey God rather than men.”
That is where you draw the line. If you are ever asked to do something that would cause you to be disobedient to God or that would cause you to violate your conscience (not your preference, but your conscience), that is where you draw the line.
Paul made a statement that he lived in good conscience before God and before men. Your conscience deals with things you truly believe in your heart are morally right and wrong. If you go against your conscience in one of those things, then that is sin.
Stand your ground when it comes to conscience and obedience to God. If people ask you to do something that violates either of these two things—then it is time to take a stand for what you know is right.
For example, in many nations of the world, it is illegal to share your faith. It is illegal to win people to Christ. But Jesus said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” We have an allegiance to a higher authority. And when the authorities are telling us to do something that would cause us to disobey God, we obey God, not men.
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