Of Civil Government

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Articles of Faith: Of Civil Government

We believe that civil government is of , for the and of human society; that are to be prayed for, honored and obeyed ; except only in things to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ; who is the only Lord of , and the of the kings of the earth.

Exodus 18:21-22

21. Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people , such as , men of , hating ; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

22. And let them the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every they shall bring unto thee, but every they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.

2 Samuel 23:3

The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be , ruling in the .

Psalm 72:11

Yea, shall fall down before him: all nations shall serve him.

Daniel 1:17-18

17. As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all .

18. Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before .

Matthew 10:28

And not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the : but rather fear him which is able to destroy both in hell.

Matthew 22:21

They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and the things that are God's

Matthew 23:10

Neither be ye called : for one is your Master, even Christ.

Acts 4:19-20

19. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

20. For we cannot but the things which we have seen and heard.

Acts 23:5

Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the of thy people.

Romans 13:7

Render therefore to all their dues: to whom is due; to whom ; to whom ; to whom .

Philippians 2:10-11

10. That at the every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11. And that every tongue should confess that J, to the glory of God the Father.

Titus 3:1

Put them in mind to be to principalities and powers, to obey , to be ready to every ,

1 Peter 2:13-14, 17

13. yourselves to every of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as ;

14. Or unto , as unto them that are sent by him for the of evildoers, and for the of them that do well.

17. all men. the brotherhood. God. the king.

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