A Christian Can’t serve God and Worldly Governments at the Same Time

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“No one can slave for two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stick to the one and despise the other…” (Matthew 6:24).

You can serve only one master so it better be Yahweh.

Let’s see an example of how this applies to modern day life. A faker Christian wants to make a difference in the world so he joins the military of one of the corrupt governments of this world and serves as a chaplain. He prays for soldiers who go off to war in support of their national security objectives. This faker chaplain would never have the courage to give “tough-love” and to speak the words of God. He would likely do his best to be politically correct. This faker chaplain is likely as ambitious and as concerned about advancing in rank as the average atheist infantry officer to whom he volunteered to minister. This faker chaplain knows stories of the bible like a well-educated child but doesn’t live in accordance with biblical truths. This faker Christian supports his nation at the cost of watering down the truth of the scriptures.

This faker Christian chaplain feels like he is bold when he says “and I pray this in Jesus’ name” and yet is such a faker that he doesn’t even know or use or try to glorify the name of Yahweh.  And if he does know the name of YHWH, he is way too afraid to ever say it in public. That would be a career ender for sure. Do you see how working for a government is impossible if you truly love YHWH and want to live in accordance with His principles?

Now let’s imagine a civil war, one like the US Civil War. Just think about hypocritical Baptist chaplains in New York who prayed for God to bless their soldiers as they went off to kill their literal brothers from Virginia. Just think about hypocritical Baptist chaplains in Virginia who prayed for God to bless their soldiers as they went off to kill their literal brothers from New York.

How about an international example? Just think of Lutheran chaplains in Germany praying for God to bless their soldiers as they went off to kill Americans. Or just think of Lutheran chaplains in the USA praying for God to bless their soldiers as they went off to kill Germans. In the last 200 years the only Christian denomination which has never taken up arms against their brothers is Jehovah’s Witnesses. Every other denomination presumes to be fighting on God’s side and takes up weapons against other Christian brothers who also wrongly assume they are on God’s side. Who decides which side has God’s blessing?