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Submission To Civil Authorities

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Key Verse

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God” (Romans 13:1).

Text: Romans 13:1-7

God is the Source of all authority and power. Therefore, the authority or power exercised by the government is by His permission. He has instituted the civil government among men in order to prevent anarchy. The government has the right to enact laws and regulations to maintain peace, law and order in the land, and so has the power to punish whoever breaks the law.
From the text, Apostle Paul exhorted the Roman believers and, by extension, all believers to submit to civil government as long as the government does not demand from them what would contradict the laws of God. Believers are to carry out all their duties and responsibilities to the government such as regular and faithful payment of taxes, obtainment and regular renewal of license and exercise of franchise at elections without submitting to coercion, intimidation or bribes.
Believers should not disobey or resist civil authority so as not to displease God who instituted the government. They should do this, not just for fear of penalties, but because of conscience and because they see these duties as further ways of acknowledging God’s rule in the world.
Christians should refrain from every form of dishonesty and disloyalty to the government. They should not be involved in smuggling, dealing in contraband goods, rebellion against the state, treason, riots or evading responsibilities. They should not join in the destruction and vandalisation of government properties. They should be diligent in government services just as they do in their private assignments. Anyone who is guilty of any of these should repent and be submissive to civil authorities as real Christians should.

Thought for the day

He disobeys God who disobeys His delegated authority.

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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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