The Most High God is sovereign over the kingdoms of men. (Daniel 5:21, NIV 1984).
My Musings – This past week, U. S. Representative Jerry Nadler was apparently misquoted by some as saying “God has no authority in the House of Representatives.” What he reportedly did say was, “what any religious tradition describes as God’s will is no concern of this Congress.”
I believe that the corrected quote is okay, as far as it goes, although I cannot be sure of what his intent was in saying it. There are too many false religions in this world for just “any” religious tradition to be a taken up as a concern of Congress. While what God’s will actually is should be a concern of Congress, I don’t believe Congress (right or left) has shown themselves to be a good judge of His will of late. Unfortunately, in their ignorance they have made many laws (aided by the Supreme Court) that are in clear violation of His will. At least I hope it is ignorance (lack of knowledge or awareness) and not blatant rejection (refusing to accept).
The question that we as the Church must ask ourselves is whether we have done a poor job of sharing our knowledge of the truth and making our culture aware of His will. Although “the requirements of the law are written on their hearts.” (Romans 2:15, NIV 1984). Or, whether people understand but just do not accept it.
Finally, God clearly does have authority over Congress. He is sovereign over all. My guess is that He does not like what He’s seeing, and if (when) He fully exercises His authority, our world will not like what they will see.
My Advice – Continue to speak the truth in love, even if (when) our Congress outlaws the truth.