Unless what we are told or advised to do is against Gods word, then we are told to obey our leaders. It doesn't say obey our leaders if we feel like it, or if we think they are right/wrong, its says do it. Human rights are not in anyway Biblical.
Judy I truly labor to be nice to all people, but simple-minded believers push me over the edge sometimes especially so when they put their own feelings and personal understanding above God's word.
You need to tell Paul when you see him that he had NO HUMAN RIGHTS when beaten and thrown into jail bypassing the DUE PROCESS of the Roman law that ruled at that time.
Acts 16:37,38~"But Paul said unto them, They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out privily? nay verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out. And the serjeants told these words unto the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans."
As American citizens we have certain RIGHTS granted to us that our forefathers who KNEW was imperative for the FREEDOM of its people and to save them from a socialistic government that is ever seeking to rob its people of their God-given rights. People like you would sit back and say, we have no human
rights concerning our government telling us NOT TO COME TOGETHER TO WORSHIP, and once we allow you to do so, then WE WILL set the laws on HOW it MUST be done, etc. etc. They (the powers that be) will begin to labor to have your neighbor turn you in when they think you are NOT obeying laws (that is AGAINST OUR BILL OF RIGHTS) that they have set up in order to CONTROL its subjects.
The Bill of Rights is the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. It spells out Americans’ rights in relation to their government. It guarantees civil rights and liberties to the individual~like freedom of speech, press, and religion. It sets rules for due process of law
and reserves all powers not delegated to the Federal Government to the people or the States
. And it specifies that “the enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”First Amendment~
Congress shall make no law
respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble
, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
The founding father's deemed this to be the MOST IMPORTANT of all rights making it the Ist right of the people in the ten that they put together. Once the government begins to make laws LIMITING people peacefully coming together due to a (seemly deadly) virus, etc. then others seemly dangerous to society will be added to the list, then the next thing you know the government will tell the house of worship when and when not they can open the doors of worship, and if they truly had their way, ALL DOORS will eventually be close and THEY WILL per last of Revelation 17 and all of 18.
Revelation 17:11-18~"And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth."
These words are not hard to understand if one has an overall sound understanding of THE BEAST (where the TEN kings sit and rule), especially so the EIGHT Beast, that will HATE the WHORE (ALL FALSE RELIGION) their hatred will also be toward the saints of God but God will protect them from her hatred toward his very elect. These Kings of the earth along with their people
will destroy ALL religion just before the coming of Jesus Christ, which they think is the real cause of ALL their problems, and ONCE they do destroy the religious sector of Mystery Babylon, THEN they will say to one another PEACE, but SUDDENLY destruction shall come upon THEM! per 1st Thessalonians 5, etc.
We as American citizens do have certain HUMAN rights under our Constitution granted to us by our forefathers concerning laws of our lands~ the same TYPE of law that Paul was referring to in Acts 16.
Another poll is needed. "Do we allow our government tell us that we CANNOT come together as believers to sing, pray, read, and hear the word of God AS A BODY of believers?" Can and should they do this? If yes, then HOW long, forever? They will say, AS LONG as WE deemed it necessary.
In the NT they brought men sick with diver diseases to heal OUT IN PUBLIC to Jesus and the apostles.