The Christian & The Government
- 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Or do you* not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be misled…
- Romans 13:1-14
Let every soul be subject to the authorities which are superior to him; for* there is no authority if not from God, and the authorities which are, have been appointed by God. So-then, he who is resisting the authority is standing against the commandment of God, and those who are standing against it will receive judgment for themselves…
We are told to stand with the government because it is commanded. We are not to protest, riot, or speak evil of the leader of our people.
This is what the apostle Paul said when he was ordered to be slapped by the high-priest
- Acts 23:3
…Paul said, Brethren, I did not know that he was the high priest; for* it has been written, 'You will not speak evilly of a ruler of your people.' (Ex. 22:27)
I am not here to talk against the government. I do care about the government passing bills that would allow God’s people to be persecuted because of truth?… the point is to show love toward those who are in sin and help lead them to Christ. By doing this we are saving a soul that is dead. It is not to condemn the government for its poor choice of thing to approve of.
…[T]he Lord… never once condemned the government of His day…. If we set our eyes on Christ, then we will be at peace in our tormented souls.
God is good, I love you all, in Christs name, Amen and amen. Kevin J.