I’ve had a lot of great conversations with a variety of people because of my stance on obeying the law: I believe that I, as a Christian,Â should obey every law that my nation legislates, as long as that law does not require me to disobey the law of God. For example, I try my very best not to speed, not to jaywalk, not to have MP3s illegally, etc. I’m pretty good at it, butÂ having a sinful nature,Â I sometimes fail.
The several non-Christians I’ve talked to about this respect my decision but think it’s not necessary. The many Christians I’ve talked to about this frequently rationalize it away somehow and end up continuing to break the law. I’ve convinced a good amount of brothers and sisters, but I’m batting like .200.
This article that Carol sent me addresses the issue in a way that I haven’t been able to do. The author presents a very compelling personal experience to support the idea thatÂ obeying the law as a Christian is definitely beneficial.
â€œYouâ€™re are very strange, man,â€ said a voice behind me. It was Kevin, one of the guys on my dorm floor. â€œNo one elseâ€”and I mean no oneâ€”waits for the light to change before they walk.â€ I responded candidly, telling him that I was trying to obey God about something that probably seemed pretty unimportant for most people, but not for me. I told him about the ticket, showed him my scars and explained that I was trying to figure out what God had to say about obeying mundane laws. Thus started a series of conversations that finally led to his becoming a follower of Jesus. You can read more about it here.
Can’t we all agree that obeying the law is at least a good idea? Please comment me your thoughts. Let’s talk.