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A Christian View of Government

November 1, 2020 Preacher: Rich Lanning Series: Truths For Tough Times

Scripture: Romans 13:1–13:7

A Christian View of Government
Romans 13:1-7
November 1, 2020
Pastor Rich Lanning



I. Government is a God-given institution.  Romans 13:1

   A. There are three primary institutions: family, church, and the state.


II. We must ordinarily be subject to the state.  Romans 13:1-2, 5-7



III. There are occasions when Christians must resist the magistrate.  Acts 5:27-29


IV. God-given responsibilities of the state.

  • To maintain justice in the land.  Romans 13:3-4; Amos 5:11-12, 15; Genesis 9:6


  • To promote human liberty.  Exodus 20:2; Isaiah 61:1


  • To provide a final safety net for those in special need.  Deuteronomy 14:28-29


  • To promote general societal order.  1 Timothy 2:1-2

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