Citizens, Christian Duties
Most Relevant Verses
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,
Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
'Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare.'
They said to Him, "Caesar's." Then He said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's."
But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
"However, so that we do not offend them, go to the sea and throw in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up; and when you open its mouth, you will find a shekel. Take that and give it to them for you and Me."
Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed,
Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority,
"Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?"
And He said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
- Duties (69 instances)
- Attitudes Towards Kings
- Authority, of human institutions
- Civic Duties
- Civil Government
- Civil authorities
- Honoring Authority
- Human Authority, Christian Response
- Obedience, To Human Authorities
- Society, Positive Aspects Of