Courage Under Fire (And In the Fire) – Part 3

COURAGE UNDER FIRE (AND IN THE FIRE!)
                          (Daniel 3) (Part 3)

I. A SPIRITUAL REASON FOR CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE
*Jeremiah 29:7 “And seek the peace of the city whither I have
caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD
for it, for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.”
*I Timothy 2:1-3 “I exhort, therefore, that first of all,
supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be
made for all men, for kings and for all that are in authority,
that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness
and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God
our Savior.”
*R.C. Sproul: “All authority is under Christ. When we disobey
lesser authorities, we are guilty of disobeying Christ. You
cannot serve the King and honor His authority by rebelling against
His appointed governors. To say you honor the kingdom
of Christ while you disobey His authority structure is to be
guilty, not only of hypocrisy, but of cosmic treason.”
II. A PERSONAL RESPONSE OF COMPLETE DEPENDENCE