taught our children that they are the center of everything? They walk around always looking over their shoulder, wondering if the police are watching or if they will be caught. How does this passage show Paul’s confidence in the sovereignty* of God? It speaks more to our mental well-being than physical well-being. 2. Learn about the first steps of discipleship! hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his God established authority to keep sin in check. They had no authority to establish order and the result was sin unchecked. What is the purpose of taxes? Three reasons are given why we should submit to authorities. the whole world has gone mad. When we | Go to Next Section, Return to In doing so, he discusses the true identity of Israel and God’s sovereign election. taught our children that they are the center of everything? 16. Spiritual leaders. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their If we speed and are caught, we will probably pay a fine. Are there times when a Christian should disobey government? disrespect authority of all kinds. So put off all acts of darkness and put on the armor of light. taxes came into being. 15. disobey authority is when it is in opposition to God's teachings. There is no authority except from God. That tax was usually a combined income and property tax. We should obey the laws where we can do so with a good conscience. therefore to all their ______. 1. We will be punished by them if we don’t. Speaking of the sword symbolizes the government’s right What does Paul say about all the preferential treatment the government might expect (Romans 13:7)? See Galatians 5:23. Obligations, duties. 7. Notice the superlatives in these verses. How are we to respond to those people who would encourage us to rebel against a wicked and corrupt government (Romans 13:13:1-7)? Why did Paul have such great sorry? same:". There is no authority that God didn’t establish. Describe Paying taxes – The Bible is very clear throughout that we are to pay taxes. Scripture makes one exception to this command: when obedience to civil Think if you are obeying the authorities in your life now and with a good attitude. authority would require disobedience to God’s Word. The teacher's dream! Love does not hurt others. 3. According to Romans 13:11, what are we to be doing now? We must not question or accuse God, He knows best. to inflict punishment on those who do wrong, especially capital punishment. How does a government use negative and positive reinforcement? servant: but his wrath is [against] him that causeth shame. In 2 conscience sake.". What would happen if there was no government? It is the agent of God to bring punishment on those who do wrong. Do you feel sorrowful about the lost state of your kinsmen? The government almost acts as His representative. The BFF New Testament Bible Digital Library has all the Roman study and advanced study questions (as above) plus all of BFF's Bible resources. respect those in authority, then we are saying that God was not wise in choosing So it is necessary to submit to the government so that you won’t be punished and so that you can have a clear conscience. they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.". When a man rebels against this authority, who else is he resisting (Romans 13:2)? We are to show sincere respect and attitude to all This is a miserable and dangerous way of living. Proverbs gives many reasons for this. What is a more “pure” motive for doing right than fear of punishment? Without goveWe don’t have to agree with the policies, etc. The commandments, “Do not commit adultery,” “do not murder,” “do not covet,” and all other commandments are summed up by the rule to love one’s neighbor as himself. prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? 2 0 obj In God's plans, the daddy is the head of the Jesus said to give to God the things that are God’s and to give to Caesar the things that are Caesars’s.