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Governmental Authority

Some members of the Lord’s Church struggle to understand a Christian’s relationship with the government.  The government “is God’s minister for good.”   Christians are “subject to the governing authorities.”  Government’s authority was appointed by God.   Christians are directed not to resist their authority.  To resist government is to resist God (Rom. 13:1-5).  Yet, Peter and the Apostles said, “We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).  The Apostles said that to the local ...

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The Winepress of God’s Wrath

By Steve A. Hamilton “So the first went and poured out his bowl upon the earth, and a foul and loathsome sore came upon the men who had the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image.” (Rev. 16:2) The date was 541 A.D. Roman Emperor Justinian was reigning in his 14th year from Constantinople when the plague struck the empire. By the year 542 A.D., the entire empire was fully engulfed by ...

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