II Samuel 23:3
The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.
It is the proper remit of government to provide for the safety of citizens. I have tried to give the Scottish Government the benefit of the doubt, but recent events show clearly that the lockdown has moved beyond “safety”.
If it is safe for a divorced grandmother to have her grandchildren over to her home and give them a hug, why is it unsafe for a still-married grandmother to do so? If it is safe for single parents to take their children to their grandparents’ homes and for those grandparents to give them a hug, why is it unsafe for married parents to do so?
This is one of many inconsistencies that show just how far this has gone astray. The government has now decided that divorced people, and those who never bothered with marriage, have more rights than those who have remained faithful in their marriage. This is obviously an injustice.
In general, Christians are to obey the law, not only in letter but in spirit. When the spirit of the law has become capricious, and it includes restrictions on things that God has specifically commanded us to do, Peter’s statement that “We ought to obey God rather than man,” comes into focus.
The Scottish Government is putting Christians in a very difficult position.