Christians are always to obey the government regardless of political affiliation or whether or not they are saved or not. Because it is God Himself that ordains ALL government authority (Romans 13:1). But when a government asks, command, or make laws that are in opposition to God’s Word than we must Obey God.
Keeping healthy people locked up in their homes while they lose everything, some go hungry, not being able to gather and unable to see loved ones in the hospital for any reason is in complete opposition to all of God’s Word.
More so, is keeping healthy blood-bought Christians locked up and being forbidden to gather as commanded by God to worship. But chiefly Christians are ambassadors for Christ and have a ministry of reconciliation. We are commanded by God to share the gospel of grace with the lost world pleading that they have already been reconciled to God, through the work of the cross, that their sin debt has been paid in full believe it (2 Corinthians 5:18-21).
‘All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.’
2 Corinthians 5:18-21
In Acts chapter four we have a graphic illustration of obeying God over civil authority when Peter and John were told or commanded by the Sanhedrin not to speak or teach in the name of Jesus anymore.
‘So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” ‘
The admonition is so clear and simple that you don’t need to be a seminary grad to grasp it. Yes, we obey civil authority because they are in their positions because God placed them there but when they issue decrees contrary to God’s Word CHRISTIANS MUST OBEY GOD. And forbidding blood-bought members of the body of Christ from worshiping our God is 100% contrary to all of Scripture.