- Bible Trivia
- Bible Trivia
- IntroductionTuesday is election day in America.Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.There is a purpose for our government.
Now, this does not mean the separation of God and government. Our founding fathers did not believe that. As a matter of fact, when they wrote that Declaration of Independence, they said, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. The rights did not come from the government, but from God, and so therefore, in America we put, In God We Trust, on our money. Our Congress begins with prayer. Little boys and girls in school can’t do it, but the big Congressman can. Congress convenes in prayer. We salute the flag, and we say, One nation under God, indivisible. Why? Because historically we’ve known, as our Constitution was written, soaked in the Word of God, that you don’t separate God and government. Abraham Lincoln said, I believe it is the duty of nations as well as men—the duty of nations as well as men—to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God.“I believe that it is the duty of nations as well as men — the duty of nations as well as men — to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God.”Abraham LincolnWe must participate with our governmentWe must persuade our government
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