WHO, "officially" and/or "non-officially," speaks for the United States? For Israel? Egypt? Russia? China? Iran?
Who speaks, officially or non-officially, for GOD?
Jeremiah 14:14 And the LORD said to me: "The prophets are prophesying lies in My name; I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.
Jeremiah 14:15 Therefore thus says the LORD concerning [not "regarding"] the prophets who prophesy in My name although I did not send them, and who say, 'Sword and famine shall not come on this land': By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed.
Jeremiah 14:16 And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword, with none to bury them--them, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their wickedness upon them.
Jeremiah 23:28 "Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let him who has My word speak My word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat?" says the LORD.
Jeremiah 23:32 "Hey, I am against those who prophesy lying dreams," says the LORD, "and who tell them and lead My people astray by their lies and their recklessness, when I did not send them or charge them; so they do not profit this people at all," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 29:9 "...for it is a lie which they are prophesying to you in My name; I did not send them," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 28:15 And Jeremiah the prophet said to the prophet Hananiah, "Listen, Hananiah, the LORD has not sent you, and you have made this people trust in a lie.
Jeremiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the LORD: 'Hey, I will remove you from the face of the earth. This very year you shall die, because you have uttered rebellion against the LORD.'"
Jeremiah 28:17 In that same year, in the seventh month, the prophet Hananiah died.
Second Thessalonians 2:1 Now regarding (not "concerning") the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to meet Him, we beg you, brethren,
Second Thessalonians 2:2 to not be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the Day of Christ has come.
First John 5:10 He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. He who does not believe God has made Him out to be a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne to His Son.
Revelation 22:18 I warn every one who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if any one adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,
Revelation 22:19 and if any one takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
Does Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton, or Mitchell, or John Kerry, or Pelosi or "progressive"-deterioration Schultz/Maddow/Olbermann/Hartmann/Malloy speak for the United States? Does abortion-is-OK-if-govt-says-it-is Bill O'reilly or love-jawsflapping-mopheads/hate-sharia-modesty Sean Hannity speak for the United States?
I did not vote for any of the above, nor would I (although I might consider voting for semi-black B.O. if Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann was the opponent or vice-opponent- and there was no viable third-party male candidates).
If some of the above-named individuals tell whoever of other nations on the planet that "the United States" supports so-called "palestinian" arabs [who clearly are antisemitic], abortion-[homicide] "for" poor women, sassy/bratty kids ruling over parents and teachers, evolution [mythology] as pseudo-"science," homo-["gay"] perverts and their disgusting AIDS-infected homoqueer perversion, and so on....such individuals are only speaking for themselves -- and not speaking for me nor for other orthodox-fundamentalist Christians like me (and there are a few here and there), but merely speaking for themselves and their ilk.
Although demonic network-media nutcases and whackjobs would and do like to divisively and fraudulently misrepresent all sorts of people pertaining to all sorts of issues (for the contentious sake of their innate satanic craving for defiant and malicious hatred against the Lord and His saints), be it well known that the majority of ELCA "lutherans" who voted for bribing impenitent homosexuals with cheap-grace "reconciliation" do not represent orthodox-fundamentalist [genuine]-Christian Lutherans who are faithful to not only the non-alterable and non-compromising anti-effeminate and anti-sodomite premises of the bonafide Judeo-Christian Sacred-66-books Holy Bible, but even those of cultic-catholics-persecuted-monk and one of the of-necessity-turned-Protestant founders: faithful Catho-Protestant Martin Luther (and we are not talking about the so-called "non-violent" riots-inciting-racist and black plagiarist who usurped the blessed Protestant-Reformer's name!).
Atheists do not speak for the University of Minnesota. Mark Dayton and the Star-Tribune and their complicity-guilty full-page and classified advertisers do not speak for "the people of Minnesota" (but do speak for an "Immoral Majority" of pseudo-"minnesotan" subversives currently infesting the State).
Many other applications pertaining to other individuals and groups can be made, but the reader gets the idea, I'm sure.
So, who does speak for the United States? Who is The Representative who faithfully and coherently, consistently and authentically speaks for the entire United States citizens, both military and civilian, everyone without exception in various stages of types of government authority in contrast to those of a lesser status in our aggregate republic "of the people, by the people, and for the people?"
The Founding and Elaborating Documents (e.g. Bill of Rights, Constitution with Added Amendments, Supreme-Court Case-Law Decisions and Precedents, Congressional and Executive and Judicial decrees from Federal and Appellate Judges) certainly give those of other nations the start of some ideas of who (singularly and as larger groups) speaks for the United States.
Who spoke for czarist Russia? Who spoke for Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden? Did Hitler and his Nazis speak for all of Germany all the time? Did Adolf or any of his Nazis speak for most or instead a few people some of the time?
God's Immutable [euphemistically-termed] "Word" (i.e. words) contained in the complete Judeo-Christian Holy Bible obviously has, does, and will speak for God Himself, with "God" identified and revealed by "Jesus Christ."
But when Obama, Hillary, etc. presume to take it upon themselves (with belligerant satanic-media puffing them with arrogant-brainwash advertising) to boastfully proclaim that "the United States condemns Israeli settlements" (within God-apportioned Holy Land), the aforementioned personalities are definitely proclaiming a blatant LIE, while fraudulently misrepresenting a good(!) share of U.S. residents and inhabitants who neither voted for those two pseudo-spokespersons and their ilk, would not ever vote for those two pseudo-spokespersonsand their ilk, and completely disagree with those two pseudo-spokespersons and their ilk.
In that case, the nefarious speak ONLY for themselves and a deplorably despicable number of others who go along with such antisemitic denegration.
Opposition from those contrary to the antisemitic position of the deviates and their conspirators is NOT "disrespect for government authority," being that - in that case - the accursedly-errant are plainly disrespecting a HIGHER Authority, and those who disrespect such Higher Authority will incur Divine judgment, sooner or later, of whatever types and severities.
Psalm 2:10 Now therefore, kings, be wise; be warned, rulers of the earth.
Psalm 2:11 Serve the LORD with fear, with trembling
Psalm 2:12 kiss His feet, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way; for His wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.
Ecclesiastes 5:8 If you see in a province the poor oppressed and justice and right violently taken away, do not be amazed at the matter; for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them.
Ephesians 1:15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints,
16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,
17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power in us who believe, according to the working of His great might
20 which He accomplished in Christ when he raised Him from the dead and made Him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,
21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come;
22 and He has put all things under His feet and has made Him the head over all things for the church,
23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
Submission to Higher Authority is clearly implied in the following passage:
Luke 14:25 Now great crowds accompanied Him; and He turned and said to them,
26 "If any one comes to me and does not hate his own [banks-robbing, escorts-renting, filthy-expletives] father and [immodest-adulteress, cigarette-smoking, feminist-sexist-twit] mother and [muslim suicide-bomber] wife and [loud and sassy, shrieking] children and [Christianity-slandering] brothers and [activist evolutionary-atheist] sisters, yes, and even his own [can't-lust-at-enough-porn] life, he cannot be My disciple.
27 Whoever does not bear his own [avoid gambling at casinos and with collapsible Wall-Street stocks] cross and come after Me, cannot be My disciple.
28 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?
29 Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him,
30 saying, 'This man began to build, and was not able to finish.'
31 Or what king, going to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand?
32 And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends an embassy and asks terms of peace.
33 So therefore, whoever of you does not renounce all that he has cannot be My disciple.
34 "Salt is good; but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltness be restored?
35 It is fit neither for the land nor for the dunghill; men throw it away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
Of course, riotous anti-government insurrection, treason, anarchy, chaos, and eventual self-destruction is NOT being suggested nor advocated in any way, shape, or form
What, however, is being made clear is that whenever whoever of whatever government agency or office (and their peasant pseudo-"citizen" patsies) is not in accord with what is plainly indicated and inferred in any and every part of Holy Scripture, such deviator(s) and deviance needs to be exposed, confronted, rejected, corrected, and (if, then as, necessary) eliminated and/or exterminated -- however, whenever, and wherever The Ultimate Judge determines.