Elephant in the room (Politics)
June 12, 2021
Romans 13:1-7 ESV
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.”
We hang on to this as Christians because it’s only by God’s Common that someone is able to run or to maintain an ordered society.
1 Peter 2:13-17 NKJV
13 Therefore submit yourselves to every [a]ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, 14 or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— 16 as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. 17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
to the leaders of our government itself is a service to Christ
It’s for God’s GLORY that we should do this.
Because God is and Just
Fearing God forms
He is over all things over the entire world
We see how he is
Colossians 3:23 NKJV
23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,
We should support our leaders because of our for the and not because of his affiliation to a party.
Have in these Leaders because God’s is governing them.
And we should do this because we have Alone in Alone that no works can get us to heaven but Christ.
-Verses 2,3 Rebellion against the authority refers to Rebellion against
We must for our leaders.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 NKJV
2 Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.
We must our leaders.
We must do it for the
We must worldly media talking about our leaders with negativity past or present