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Government: Obedience to Civil Authorities
Bible study on obedience to the civil government.

Acts 4:19; 5:29

If the civil government contradicts God's command, we must obey God rather than men.

Rom. 13:1-2; Tit. 3:1- 2; 1 Pet. 2:13-14, 17

We must obey the governing authorities. They are appointed by God (cf. Jn. 19:11 Pilate would not have had power against Jesus unless it came from God).

Rom. 13:3; 1 Pet. 2:14

God established governing authorities for the punishment of evil doers and the praise of those who do good.

Rom. 13:4

Governing authorities are God's ministers to execute wrath on those who practice evil.

Rom. 13:2

If we resist the government, we resist the ordinance of God and bring judgement on ourselves.

1 Pet. 2:17

We must honor the king.

1 Pet. 2:13-14, 15-16

We must obey the government for the Lord's sake.

Rom. 13:3-5

We must obey the government for conscience sake.

Rom. 13:6-7

It is a Christian's duty and obligation to pay taxes (cf. Matt. 22:15-22).