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Biblical Ethics Say Snowden Is A Hero

Explosive revelations by National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, documenting illegal government spying, are an unprecedented gift to truth and freedom.* They add wind to the sails of those who have labored to inform the public of the massive surveillance and wiretapping by our government on US citizens. Yet is Snowden a hero or a traitor? World opinion seems almost evenly divided. Many leaders and authorities say he is a hero; but Pres. Obama and Republican backers of the CISPA bill, which would legalize much of the spying Snowden has exposed, believe he should be convicted of treason and espionage.

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Hmmm, half right

The title is correct, Biblical ethics do say Snowden is a hero, but that article has some bizarre and incorrect mistakes referencing scripture:

Jesus is not the "Creator and Architect of salvation", that is God alone. God created Jesus for that purpose.

Nor did Jesus "violate the eternal law that God will not coexist with sin."

Again, firstly, God himself redeemed us from our sin by sending Jesus, secondly neither Jesus nor anybody else violated God's law and got away with it, and nor will they. (Assume this is what is meant by 'eternal law') It was God's law that sinners be saved through Jesus Christ.

"This (Christ's sacrifice) was lawful because His motives were transcendently benevolent."

No, it was lawful because it was God's purpose and law that it should happen.

"The freedom to disobey ungodly authority was exercised righteously by the Hebrew midwives in Egypt, commanded by Pharaoh to kill every Jewish male baby at birth."

That is correct, UNGODLY, worldy authority may be disobeyed to obey God's law.

"Jesus ... also violated His own Mosaic law against working on the Sabbath"

No, once again, the law of God was not in any way broken by Jesus, he was the fulfillment of it.

The fourth Commandment states:

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God." Exodus 20:2-17

God does NOT say what day that should be. It was the UNrighteous Pharisees who had taken over formal Judaism at the time of Christ (much like the current US Government purports to be keeping to the US Constitution when in fact it is breaking it), that decided to make it Saturday. Jesus point was that our loyalty and duty was to God alone, not to any worldly or religious authority. God told us to work six days and rest the seventh, Jesus did that.

In short, while the point is correct that God's law supercedes man's, there are grievous errors in this article that seek to paint Jesus as a rebel to God, he was not, and could not be. No-one who is survives. God utterly destroys those who rebel against him. Except that sinners who repent in their hearts and truly turn away from evil, accepting Jesus Christ's authority, may be saved in His Kingdom.

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.

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I don't buy this site's spin.

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.