Category: Government

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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Our Founding Fathers on Religion in Government

Compiled by Steve A. Hamilton George Washington: “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible.” “What students would learn in American schools above all is the religion of Jesus Christ.” [speech to the Delaware Indian Chiefs May 12, 1779] "Although guided by our excellent Constitution in the discharge of official duties, and actuated, through the whole course of my public life, solely by a wish to promote the best interests of ...

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