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Anarchy .

Anarchy .

OED dictionary definition:

anarchy | ˈanəki | noun [mass noun] 1 a state of disorder due to absence or non-recognition of authority or other controlling systems: he must ensure public order in a country threatened with anarchy. 2 absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.

“Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number -
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you
Ye are many - they are few.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley,

 The Masque of Anarchy:

Written on Occasion of the The Peterloo Massacre at Manchester. 

Is there a point at which tyranny and disorder reign to such an extent, that a father and his family are so threatened, that he should consider reacting in an anarchist fashion to the dangers? This can happen basically in two ways:

1) The Government become total tyrants (such as in the Nero persecution of Christians)

2) That law and order breaks down to such an extent that the police and Government are overwhelmed, and total chaos begins to reign.

In context.... amid the Covid-19 overreaction Era, some people began to riot more than protest because I think it appeared to them the tyranny the Government itself was imposing upon the people was so so great, that society was not worth living in.

The Bible Solution .

I understand this particular subject well, as a bible teacher,  and I will give you what I believe is the bible solution for Christians to this dilemma. For those of you who hate to read about what you consider "religion"  or have some atheistic dislike of belief in God, you may wish to stop reading now. However it is part of the big picture of how people will react.

The simple answer is that in the New Testament God says, in Romans chapter 13, that in general He uses Governments for the good. It says they stop things like crime and drunken riots. As God also used Nebuchadnezzar and Pharaoh, so he uses the unbelievers in government to bring about law and order, as the alternative of none resulted in so much violence and chaos on the planet God flooded the Earth at the time of Noah and restarted society (see Genesis 6:13 "And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.") .  

But what if the Government begins to persecute their own citizens, or picks on a minority like Emperor Nero did? Does the new testament advocate anarchy as a reaction? Let me firstly say that Christians who believe that Jesus taught killing in wars may well have a different teaching than me. But I am totally against anarchy always.  

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