Living In Light Of His Return (15 of 19) by Daniel Rodgers
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Series: The Book of Romans
Sunday, October 25, 2009
TEXT: Romans 13:1-14
INTRODUCTION: Our lesson tonight begins with the Bible's admonishment to submit to civil government. So long as government does not violate the principles of the Bible and undermine the Christian faith, then we are to obey those over us. However, those in power today are going against Bible teachings. On Friday, I read where the President is poised to sign a bill that will protect pedophiles and homosexuals. If this bill passes, it would make it a crime to say anything about any of these groups. Pastors will certainly be up against a wall if they preach against immorality of any kind. This is where
Acts 5:29b enter in: "We ought to obey God rather than men."
Let me give you my outline:
I. THE HIGHER POWERS (VV. 1-7)
A. We are to be Subject Unto Them (vv.1-5)
1. God instituted three things: He instituted the
Family, which is under attack. He instituted Human government, which is under attack, and the Church, which is also under attack. Just this week, one of our President's Czars has declared open season on the family. He said that the family, as we know it should be abolished. Here is a man who does not believe in God, nor does he have any fear of God. I would not want to be standing near him when God's judgment falls. Psalm 2:2-5 says, "The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against his anointed, saying,  Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.  He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.  Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure."
2. In vs. 2, it says that those who resist God's
ordained institution will receive damnation, that word means judgment. Again, this means so long as government is obeying God, fo ...
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