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Summary:

WE ARE TO SERVE GOD BY SUBMITTING TO THE CIVIL GOVERNMENT,

RECOGNIZING THAT ITS POWER AND AUTHORITY ARE FROM GOD

1. General Rule: As a General Rule, We are to Submit to Those in Authority Over Us; Why?

a. Resisting the authority = rebellion against God

b. To avoid hurting ourselves

c. To free us up to live with a clear conscience

2. Purpose of Authority: Authorities Have Been Placed Over Us for Our Benefit

a. To reinforce what is right

b. To punish what is wrong

3. Examples of Submission: Submitting to Government Authority Includes Paying Our Taxes and Paying Due Respect to Those In Charge

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