December 15th, 2019 Sermon: The Christian and Government (Matthew 22:15-22; Romans 13:1-7)
“What is the relationship between the believer and the state? The question has been debated down through the centuries. Which is supreme, the church or the state? God pulls no punches in dealing with the issue, and what he has to say to the genuine believer is startling to some persons. Simply stated, God expects the genuine believer to live as a testimony of righteousness (doing what is right) while a citizen of this earth.” Believers are to be subject to the civil authorities. It does not matter how they were appointed or by whom-legitimate or not. God expects the believer to live as a model of righteousness while passing through this world.