Human Authority, Christian Response
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Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are appointed by God.
Tell us therefore, what do you think? Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, "Why do you test me, you hypocrites? Show me the tax money." They brought to him a denarius.read more.
He asked them, "Whose is this image and inscription?"
They said to him, "Caesar's." Then he said to them, "Give therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
When they had come, they asked him, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and do not defer to anyone; for you are not partial to anyone, but truly teach the way of God. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not? Should we pay, or should we not pay?" But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, "Why do you test me? Bring me a denarius, that I may see it." They brought it. He said to them, "Whose is this image and inscription?" They said to him, "Caesar's."
And Jesus said to them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." They marveled greatly at him.
Is it lawful for us to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?" But he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, "Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription are on it?" They answered, "Caesar's."
He said to them, "Then give to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
Therefore you need to be in subjection, not only because of the wrath, but also for conscience' sake. For this reason you also pay taxes, for they are servants of God's service, attending continually on this very thing.
Remind them to be in subjection to rulers and to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work,
Subject yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme; or to governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evildoers and for praise to those who do well.
Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, judge for yourselves,
But the midwives feared God, and did not do what the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the baby boys alive.
But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up."
By faith, Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings, be made for all men: for kings and all who are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence.
Seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace you shall have peace.'
- 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