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What does the Bible say about government?

Question: “What does the Bible say about government?”

Answer:


The Bible speaks very clearly about the relationship between the believer and the government. We are to obey governmental authorities, and the government is to treat us justly and fairly. Even when the government does not live up to its role, we are still to live up to ours. Finally, when the government asks us to do something that is in direct disobedience to God’s Word, we are to disobey the government in faithful confidence of the Lord’s power to protect us.

Whether the Bible uses the terms “master,” “ruler,” “government,” or any other name for an established authority, the instruction is always the same – obey. We must remember that God created the authorities ruling over us just as He created us. As Paul wrote to the Romans, “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no

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102 Bible Verses about the Law

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means!
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive.
For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.
But
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Law Definition and Meaning – Bible Dictionary

Law [N] [E] [S]

The Nature of Biblical Law. The usual Hebrew term translated as “law” is tora [h’r/T]. Tora [h’r/T], used 220 times in the Old Testament, more specifically means “instruction.” Our English term “law” usually brings to mind the norms of society as enforced by the state. The Old Testament, however, often presents moral admonitions that are hardly amenable to state enforcement (e.g., Exod 20:17 ; 23:4-5 ); is silent about state enforcement ( Exod 21:2-6 ); or specifies God rather than the state as the enforcer ( Exod 22:21-27 ). In addition, the label “law” seems inappropriate for certain ceremonial instructions.

Biblical civil laws differ from the “positive law” of modern jurisprudence, which tries to legislate in exhaustive detail. Biblical laws are insufficiently comprehensive to be considered a “law-code, ” but served as paradigmatic illustrations (not rigid rules) of justice that a

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