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Oct 02, 2022
Christians and Politics

Romans 13


I. American Christians have a DUTY to honor God through POLITICS.
   (Eph. 2:19; Rom. 12:2; Matt. 28:19)

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  A. All authority is instituted by GOD and all in authority are his SERVANTS.
      (Rom. 13:1-6)

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  B. In America, God has vested his AUTHORITY in the PEOPLE.
      (Matt. 6:10; Rom. 3:23)

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  C. In America, since we are God’s governing servants, we are all accountable
       to STEWARD well all our freedom and influence.
       (Isa. 1:16-17; 1 John 2:17)

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II. How do we DETERMINE our positions on various social-political issues and
    where to lend our support and vote?

  A. PRAY for God’s LEADING. (Jas. 1:5)

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  B. PONDER two questions:

     1. What clear Biblical MANDATES or guiding PRINCIPLES should frame
         my view of this issue?
        (Gen. 9:6; 1:27; Rom. 13:4; Exod. 21:24; Matt. 7:12; 5:17-18, 39, 44;
        Deut. 22:5; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; 2 Pet. 3:9; Rom. 14:1)  

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2. As I follow my conscience on this issue, how can I best show God’s LOVE to 
    EVERYONE and preserve CHURCH UNITY?
    (1 Cor. 13:4-7; Isa. 5:20; Eccl. 3:7; Matt. 7:6; Eph. 4:15; Prov. 27:6; John 8:31-32; 
    17:20-21; 1 Cor. 1:10; Phil. 2:2; Eph. 4:1-3; Rom. 14:9; 12:18

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