Human Authority, Christian Response
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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.
"Tell us then, what do You think? Is it lawful to give a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?"
They came and said to Him, "Teacher, we know that You are truthful and defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?
"Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?"
Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience' sake.
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,
Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge;
"But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up."
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."
And Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." And they were amazed at Him.
And He said to them, "Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's edict.
First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men,
'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.'
- Attitudes Towards Kings
- Authority, of human institutions
- Citizens, Christian Duties
- Civic Duties
- Civil Government
- Civil authorities
- Giving Money To The Church
- Giving To God
- Giving To Others
- Giving, Of Possessions
- God Possessing
- Honoring Authority
- Honour The Honourable
- Leaders, Political
- Obedience, To Human Authorities
- Orderliness In Society
- Society, Positive Aspects Of