Let every soul to the higher authorities be subject, for the authorities existing are arranged by God.”


Whomever HE Pleases! – (God gives political power to whomever He pleases to accomplish His purposes)

To Whom Homage? – (Jesus refused Satan’s offer of political power)

Caesar - Photo by Ilona Frey on Unsplash

Governing Authorities – (Disciples are not to oppose existing authorities. They have been arranged by God)

Augustus - Photo by Nemanja Peric on Unsplash

Jesus or Caesar? – (Jesus refused political power when it was offered by Satan. Should we not do likewise?)

Augustus 2 - Photo by Nemanja Peric on Unsplash

His Kingdom or Christendom – (The people and message of Jesus belong to no nation or society of this present age)

Transitory Powers – (Only God’s kingdom will prevail and endure. All other political powers are fleeting, already they are passing away)

You shall be witnesses to me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth.”


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The mission of the Church – (Jesus tasked his disciples with proclaiming the gospel to all nations)

The True Light – (Jesus is the only true light, a light that shines all the brighter in the darkness, and this light means life for men)

City on a Hill – (Contrary to the claims of politicians, Jesus is the light of the world, and his disciples are summoned to reflect him)

Lighthouse in Storm - Photo by Tina Rolf on Unsplash.
Lighthouse in Storm – Photo by Tina Rolf on Unsplash

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