Christian High School Student Defies Administration to Praise Jesus

Liberals love free speech when they are the only ones talking. The latest example of denying some people the right to believe and speak happened at a high school graduation in Pennsylvania where its Constitution states, “grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty.” Keep it in mind as you read the following:

“Moriah Bridges wanted to thank God for His immeasurable blessings on Beaver High School’s graduating class. But she could not because she was told it was against the law.

“The Pennsylvania teenager wanted to offer thanksgiving to the Almighty for parents and coaches and teachers. But again, she could not, because she was told it was against the law.” (WorldNewsPolitics)

She defied the government by ending her commencement speech with the following:

“When they said not to chew gum, I didn’t chew gum. When they said not to use your cellphone, I didn’t use my cellphone. But today, in the spirit of defying expectations, and for perhaps the last time at this podium, I say, ‘in the righteous name of Jesus Christ, Amen.’”

First, as a Christian, Moriah Bridges had every right to defy government officials. The Apostle Peter said it best: “And when they had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, ‘Did not we command you that you should not teach in this name? and, behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.’ Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, ‘We ought to obey God rather than men’” (Acts 5:27-29).

Moriah obeyed God rather than men even though Peter would later write, “Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right” (1 Pet. 2:13-15). Is this a contradiction? Peter didn’t think so. There are limits to what ecclesiastical and civil authorities can demand. Scripture often gives universal prohibitions but notes exceptions…

 

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Gary DeMar

Gary DeMar was raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and Reformed Theological Seminary (1979). He has served as researcher and writer at the Christian Worldview ministry American Vision since 1980 and President since 1984. Today he serves as Senior Fellow at American Vision where he lectures, researches, and writes on various worldview issues.
Gary is the author of 30 books on a variety of topics – from “America’s Christian History” and “God and Government” to “Thinking Straight in a Crooked World” to “Last Days Madness.”
Gary has been interviewed by Time magazine, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, the BBC, and Sean Hannity. He has done numerous radio and television interviews, including the “Bible Answer Man,” hosted by Hank Hanegraaff and “Today’s Issues” with Tim Wildmon and Marvin Sanders. Newspaper interviews with Gary have appeared in the Washington Times, Toledo (Ohio) Blade, the Sacramento Bee, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, The Orlando Sentinel, and the Chicago Tribune.

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