by Harley Howard

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The Epistle To The Romans Chapter 13 (21 of 25)
Harley Howard

Before we get into the crux of the message on the
responsibility of the believers towards one another,
we must look at this area of the believer's
responsibility towards government. Now it is clear
that the believer lives his or her Christian life in
the world and before multitudes of people. It is also
clear that we live in this world and are all affected
by what happens in the world. It is also clear that
we are here by God's will to do God's bidding before
all men in this world and that our lives are to impact
this world for the sake of the gospel. We were not
left here to live in isolation or imitation. We are
here to impact this world for the sake of the gospel.

>> The Christian and the Government.

Undoubtedly, we are witnessing in our own society
among the unsaved an unceasing onslaught of rebellion
against our government. Protest and criticism abounds
daily, filling the airwaves, the newspapers, and in
conversation. Since Watergate, this nation began to
question every vestige of government and today has
lost all confidence in it from every level. There's
no question that some of the criticism is not without
warrant. In fact I would have to agree that some of
the criticism against the government needs to be
examined, and corrections need to be made, even if
this means a revamping of the entire system.

> But we must always be reminded that we live in
country that governs, not according to the scripture,
but according to sinners, ungodly men and women, for
the most part, so I do not expect the government to be
the least interested in any true Godliness.

Many Christians and so-called Christian leaders, armed
with this knowledge, have taken it upon THEMSELVES
today to attempt to revise the system of government by
electing so-called Christian candidates and sending
out list to the various candidates to screen th ...

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