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Relating to Governments.

Monday, November 19, 2012

How should Christians relate to governments, and especially those who oppose Christianity? Paul said Christians are to be subject to government officials, to be obedient and to be ready to do whatever is good. TItus 3:1-2 Submission involves accepting advise and counsel and if necessary yielding to another persons authority and commands. It is difficult to differentiate between submission and obedience The two words together reinforce the importance of doing what is expected of a good citizen.
Paul did add balance to these instructions when he told Titus to remind believers "to be ready to do whatever is good" He implied that at times all Christians " must obey god rather than men." Acts 5:29 We are to do good and not evil.
All of us as Christians must examine ourselves on our attitude toward governing authorities, whether these officials are Christians or not.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NITTINNANA 11/20/2012 2:19PM

    Since God chose to use the Assyrians, who am I to question Him as to what governments He is working through today? Our real call is to trust Him and to be faithful.

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PRESBESS 11/19/2012 12:30PM


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MJRVIC2000 11/19/2012 10:11AM

    We have to remember that God put them there for a reason. We do not know why, but we know that God will work all things for our good and to His glory. Thank YOU TONY! Happy Thanksgiving! Vic.

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