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Human Government Is Imperfect

“Every human government will violate God’s law on some point, because all humans are imperfect, including those in leadership or government positions. God alone is perfect. So it is foolish for Christians to pledge obedience to their human authorities as long as they do not violate God’s Word.” — A quote from the book, “A Read More…

Submitting to Authorities

“God established all existing authorities, so submitting to them acknowledges the legitimacy they derive from God and their divine commission to reward good and punish evil. . . . To rebel against legitimately exercised authority is to rebel against God.” — A quote from the book, “A Biblical Perspective of Self-Defense and Civil Disobedience.”

Biblical Civil Disobedience

“Civil disobedience that honors God involves disobeying without rebelling [without resisting authority] and refusing to comply while continuing to submit [accepting the consequences].” — A quote from the book, “A Biblical Perspective of Self-Defense and Civil Disobedience.”

Human Government

“Human government is God’s system for administering justice, and as such deserves our support. Among other things, this means we are to respect and honor the person in the position of authority regardless of their personal righteousness.” — A quote from the book, “A Biblical Perspective of Self-Defense and Civil Disobedience.”

Spiritual Law of Action and Results

Every human being has a measure of spiritual authority as a result of being God’s image and likeness. That authority increases significantly when we’re born again and continues to increase as we mature spiritually and learn to use it appropriately. Because of our authority, we can initiate action in our domain and expect the desired Read More…

Our Spiritual Authority

When God created Adam and Eve, he told them to subdue the earth and rule over every creature in the sea, in the air and on the ground (Gen 1:28). Basically, they had authority over the physical earth and everything on it. When they listened to Satan the serpent and chose to disobey God, however, Read More…

Our Domain

“For if, by the trespass of the one man [Adam], death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ” (Ro 5:17). Those of us who have received God’s abundant provision — Read More…