Cleminson - 919: Exousia (DVD)
In this thought-provoking lecture, Mark Cleminson questions the principles of unlimited submission and non-resistance to governments and civil rules, especially when religion is used as a tool to reinforce this obedience.
Prophecy represents Protestantism as having lamb-like horns, but speaking like a dragon. Already we are beginning to hear the voice of the dragon. There is a satanic force propelling the Sunday movement, but it is concealed. Even the men who are engaged in the work, are themselves blinded to the results which will follow their movement. Let not the commandment-keeping people of God be silent at this time, as though we gracefully accepted the situation.
There is the prospect before us, of waging a continuous war, at the risk of imprisonment, of losing property and even life itself, to defend the law of God, which is being made void by the laws of men. This Bible text will be quoted to us, "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers...The powers that be are ordained of God" (RH, January 1, 1889, par. 4).
About the Speaker:
Mark Cleminson is a lay speaker who shares messages of hope and truth in Seventh-day Adventist and secular meetings. A history buff, Mark is an avid supporter of the Spirit of Prophecy and the impact it has on the living faith of today's Adventist believers. Mark and his wife, Diana, live in New England.