God and Government
| We are to be
subject, obedient and submissive in giving allegiance to the civil
government over us. We have a responsibility to civil government. We are
Christian, citizens of the kingdom of God, but we are also citizens of the
earthly kingdom where we live. This is plain and needs no elaboration.
The reason given why we are to be subject to such power is because that is God's plan and design by which society is to be kept orderly and proper. Such powers are ordained of God, made of God, and are according to God's intent that they exist. The civil power derives its power from the fact that God granted such power to it.
For this reason it is a travesty against all that is right for any government to ignore the will of the Lord in handling its affairs. Not all government pleases God.