There is a paranoia among some professed Christians, which results in "wacko" thinking or is it "Waco" thinking? The Feds, the Government, the civil authorities are all "out to get you". Listen my friends to what Jesus Himself,and the Apostles Paul and Peter said: "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's...";"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers...the powers that be are ordained of God...Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute also....(ROMANS 13);"Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake:whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by Him..." (1 Peter 2. The trouble with this country is that a lot of folks have opted out of society, gone into their little "Christian shell"....they and their kids live in a bubble; Dad is their "pastor",Mom is the only authority figure they know, their 12 siblings are the only other kids they get to play with, and everybody "out there" is the enemy! Wise up, America. "Come out from among them" does NOT mean building walls around yourself, while refusing to engage with your fellow-men.
Talk about wild generalization....there are some real wackos on this site...including 9/11 conspiracy theorists. The "all government is evil, the media is controlled by the governnment" nuts..etc., etc.,.The "world elite" indeed! Some "Christians" are worse than the global-warming freaks. Makes you wonder if some of them ever interact with the real world? What has happened to this great country? I thought Jesus said His people were "in the world" but not "of the world", and "Go into the world and preach the gospel"?? There is a serious siege mentality out there - "them versus us...they are out to get us..."
"Oh God, save Ulster from Popery! Oh God, save Ulster from apostasy! Oh God, save Ulster from going into an Irish Republic! Save Ulster from being sold down the river! Oh God, give us a great deliverance!" (Ian R.K. Paisley, Bannside 1969) I found this quote in a book by Dr Steve Bruce titled "God save Ulster - The religion and politics of Paisleyism". Feel a song coming on...."The times they are a-changin'............"