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Non-Compliance: I Will Not Comply

George Rogers Clark · Jan. 14, 2013

My non-compliance is obedience to God. It may require disobedience to “the man.”

It is overt non-compliance. I will not comply. It is time for a stand. “The man” who sits in the Oval Office is preparing to use an executive order to infringe on my God-given responsibility to keep and bear arms. I am in non-compliance.

To keep and bear arms is a “right” under the 2nd Amendment. And I am indeed concerned about my 2nd Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. But man’s law is secondary to God’s law, even in modern America.

God considers it my responsibility to protect my family, property and my fellow man. I do not belong to some weird cult. It is in the Bible. As a Christian, I must take God’s Word seriously. But let me be real. He says it is also your responsibility. He is God. You are man. It is your responsibility to be armed and to protect those in your care.

Non-compliance is serious. But like my brothers at the Patriot Post, I will not comply. Mark Alexander, the Publisher of the Patriot Post started the movement. He wrote a moving essay as a statement. He said, “I will not comply.” People are signing an on-line petition at Patriot Post to support the cause. I believe this act of non-compliance is a just cause.

Here is more on my perspective. My non-compliance is based on the necessity to disobey God in order to comply with “the man.” Obama and his silly crew can produce any order, edict, law, or senate backed decision they want. I will not disobey God on this matter. Non-compliance is my stand.

It is time to share my references. Then I will expand on the idea. My purpose is to challenge you. The Bible and my friend Ted Weiland are my sources. The Bible is Ted’s source too, of course. And he has also written extensively on this subject. That made my job here easier.

1) Reason for non-compliance:

“Let the high praises of God be in their mouth and a two-edged sword in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written: this honor have all his saints. Praise Ye Yahweh.” –Psalm 149:6-9

2) Reason for non-compliance:

“If the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.” –Matthew 24:43

3) Reason for non-compliance:

“Then said he unto them, he that hath no sword let him sell his garment and buy one.” –Luke 22:36

4) Reason for non-compliance:

“…if any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” –1Timothy 5:8

5) Reason for non-compliance:

“Disconcerting as many people may find the erosion of the Second Amendment guarantee; it is even more disturbing that five people have the power to decide whether United States citizens have the right to protect themselves and their families, to what degree, and with what weapons. The Supreme Court essentially ruled that Americans have the right to bear arms, but only until they say otherwise.” –Ted Weiland

6) Reason for non-compliance:

“If the responsibility to keep and bear arms is God-given, no one except Yahweh himself has the right to withdraw it. If you are a Christian, and particularly if you are the head of your home, you were given the responsibility to keep and bear arms long before the United States Constitution was framed or ratified.” –Ted Weiland

7) Reason for non-compliance:

“Jesus’ command agrees with Psalm 149:6-9. Note that Jesus did not tell his disciples to register their swords with the government.” –Ted Weiland

8) Reason for non-compliance:

“Why do Christian men think they need the state to sanction self-defense or any other God-given responsibility? What Yahweh ordained and commanded does not require the state’s permission or license. If Yahweh’s commands need to be authorized or licensed by the state, then Yahweh becomes subservient to the state.” –Ted Weiland

9) Reason for non-compliance:

“After first providing for your family’s spiritual safety, your next priority should be providing for your family’s physical protection. Providing food, clothing, and shelter is of little benefit if you are unprepared or unwilling to defend your family against thieves, rapists and murderers. It is not unchristian to practice self-defense. It is unchristian if you do not.” –Ted Weiland

10) Reason for non-compliance:

“By employing the term assault weapons, the anti-gun lobby associates all gun owners with criminal intent. Yet, the vast majorities of gun owners are not criminals and have no intentions of assaulting anyone. They do not own assault weapons; instead, they have armed themselves with defense weapons.” –Ted Weiland

There are ten good reasons for my non-compliance. There are many more Biblical references. Ted Weiland and other experts have more to say. But ten is enough.

The question now is this: Will non-compliance make me guilty and punishable under the law? That depends on whether or not “the man” issues an executive order, edict, or whatever in violation of the Constitution. Remember this: Any action on the part of the Executive to infringe on my right to keep and bear arms must come with an Amendment to the Constitution. Otherwise it is unconstitutional and they cannot legally, under man’s law, enforce it. But remember what Mr. Weiland said. If man’s law is granting the right, then it can be made void by man. That is why my declaration of non-compliance is based on God’s law.

Will being right with God’s law protect me from prosecution for non-compliance? The secular world we live in has made man’s law supreme. God and His law are often ignored. Abortion on a scale of infanticide is an example. We all know God judges it as evil. But the Supreme Court allows it.

Where do you stand? God has created us with free will. We can choose to obey man and disobey God.

“The man” in the Oval Office will spin it artfully. It will make his “Utopian Dream” followers swoon. They will say the man is doing something about those terrible “assault weapons.”

But you are not a fool. You know that Utopia is beyond man’s grasp. You know that if we are faithful and obedient, the Lord will deliver us to His Utopia, in His time. You know the Utopian Dreamers and their god will lead us to an apocalypse, if we let them.

Perhaps you should say it too. Go ahead; say it, “I will not comply.” There; you look like a patriot and a saint in your new, non-compliance.

Attributions: Special thanks to Ted Weiland for: “Firearms Scripturally Defended” and “Bible Law vs. U.S. Constitution” & Mark Alexander, “Assault on the 2nd Amendment, I Will not Comply.” Ted Weiland blogs at Constitution Myth Busters. Ted Weiland Christian Ministry, writings and media. George Rogers Clark blogs at New American Liberty.

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