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Summary: What is our relationship to Government?


The Nature of Government:

1) Civil Government is part of God’s Purpose for the World. Vs. 1-2

Key: Notice it doesn’t mention the specific form of government.

God has instituted three different institutions: The Family, The Church, and The Government.

2) Government Leaders are servants of God. Vs. 3-4

Isaiah 10:1-4

3) Civil Government is only Temporary.

1 Corinthians 15:24

Key: At the name of Jesus every knee will bow and tongue confess He is Lord!

The Purposes of Government:

1) To Protect Human Life! Genesis 9:6

Key: Only the government does have the authority of Life and Death!

2) To Protect Personal and Property Rights! Exodus 20:14-17

Key: Ten Commandments legitimize the things we have a right to own!

3) To Handle disputes between people! Deuteronomy 1:12

4) To Punish Lawbreakers! Vs. 4

Our Responsibility and Relationship to the Government:

1) I am a Citizen of two worlds! Philippians 3:20

Question: How do you keep those in focus and in balance?

2) My Primary Obedience is to God! Acts 4:13-20

3) I am to obey the law whenever possible! Titus 3:1


Because God established Government! Vs. 1

Because it is for my own good! Vs. 3

To maintain a clear conscious! Vs. 5

To maintain a good testimony! 1 Peter 2:13-15

4) We are to Pray for our Public Officials! 1 Timothy 2:1-4

5) As a Citizen I am required to pay my taxes. Vs. 6 -7

6) I am to influence my government for good! Matthew 5:13-16

Key: It doesn’t take a lot to be salty!

Question: Will you let your light shine?

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