7 Good Bible Verses For Our Government and Politicians To Reflect On

7 Good Bible Verses For Our Government and Politicians To Reflect On September 28, 2015

Here are 7 Bible verses that governmental employees and politicians can reflect on.

First Timothy 2:1-2 “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.”

We may not feel like it or we may not believe that they are doing the best that they can but we are commanded to pray for those who are in “high positions” and that most certainly means praying for governmental leaders and politicians. As bad as they may seem or as corrupt as we might believe they are, this does not relieve us of our responsibility to pray for those who are over us.

Romans 13:1 “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

We are subjects of the government of the land. This means that we are to be under their authority and this means that we should obey those who rule over us, no matter what we feel about them. God has established those in positions of authority as it pleases him and so we ought always to “be subject to the governing authorities.”

Daniel 2:21 “He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.”

We might think that we have control over who runs the government but actually God is the One Who plucks up and puts down leaders. He is the One Who removes and sets up kings and kingdoms, including those who have authority over us. Their day of justice will come so we must trust God to execute His righteousness in time and not take it into our own hands.

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Romans 13:7 “Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”

Those governmental employees with the IRS deserve the same respect as those in the judicial system, in congress, and in the White House. We should give them the honor to which they are due. If respect, then give respect, if honor, then give honor, and if taxes are due, pay them and by doing so, we are living in obedience to God.

Psalm 75:7 “but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another.”

God does use men and women to help establish governmental powers but in the end, God is the One Who will execute the final judgment on all who have been given much responsibility. It might even be us. He is the One Who sets up kingdoms and tears them down, He exalts one and brings others down…always according to His will.

Proverbs 8:15-15 “By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just; by me princes govern, and nobles—all who rule on earth.”

Whoever is in power in a nation, it is by no accident. Even issued decrees are under God’s rule. It is by God that princes govern, nobles rule, king’s reign, and issues are decreed. Our job is to simply obey.

Romans 13:4 “For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.”

If you pay your taxes, obey the laws, and give respect to those in authority, you have nothing at all to worry about but if you do not, then be afraid says Paul. God’s servants don’t bear the sword (authority) for nothing but are God’s agents doing His bidding.

Conclusion

I hope these verses have helped you see that the governmental authorities are decreed by God for our own good and not for our harm and even though it is hard to trust any politician or even government employees, we are commanded to show them respect and live a life of obedience that is pleasing to Him because “whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment” (Rom 13:2).

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.


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  • pud

    “Commanded” to “pray”….Ah, the master slave relationship again eh “pastor jack”?

    Loving all powerful entities do not “command” and “prayer” is the most useless activity any delusional person can waste his time on.

    Why bother to vote “pastor jack” if “government officials are decreed by god”? Was Hitler and Stalin “decreed by god”?

    If you weren’t so stupid and fully indoctrinated you would know the history of kings, emperors and popes. You would know (as I’ve explained to you previously) that the idea of divine rulers is a MAN MADE construct that came about when societies first formed large settlements that were not all related by blood. The pope became the “vicar of christ” on earth when a pope said he was! And the stupid masses like you just glassy eyed followed along!

    You are the most willfully ignorant stupid person I’ve ever encountered. You positively wallow in your delusion like a pig in slop and have absolutely no interest in knowing a factual thing …how pathetic…and wicked when you spread your illness to children who know no better than to call you out

    • SJ

      You’re a lot more willfully ignorant than the Pastor is.

      Who tries to debate a person giving a sermon? Duh.

      Why aren’t you seeking out a philsophy or apologetics forum where people like to debate?

      You like insulting people more than taking on strong theist competition…..You could have sought out William Lane Craig’s blog or one of his companion apologists and taken them on in debate but no you prefer attempting to bully a good natured pastor with insults.

      We see how weak your intellect is….Were you browbeaten as a child so now you have to get revenge in random ways like this under cover on the internet?

      I know where one or two good theist apologists are online and they’d knock the sail out of your arguments.

      • pud

        I take you all on. Craig is a bald faced liar and con man. “pastor jack” is a criminal spreading his diseased ideas to children..you are just batshit crazy

        • SJ

          Yet here you are instead of out on the internet looking for the toughest competition.

          You will have to prove you will take on the toughest competition by leaving here and doing it or else you are a liar without evidence.

        • Alan Jackson

          You rebel so intensely against God, and yet He does not exist? He exists so much more within your mind than a true atheist, who would not spare the moments in their life to speak of God at all- A true atheist would not give more than the thoughts to connect the dots from actions to beliefs before giving their opinion on what a person did whether right or wrong. You give credit to God with your own arguments, and can not help it. Your rebelliousness ruins no one but yourself, and Lord help us if we do not pity you enough to read your arguments because of the attention you demand so much from US, who are cultists and crazies… Now that I have spoken nothing but Truth, I will finally leave my opinion: Any ‘Atheist’ or Agnostic Rebel who decides to speak against God, Glorifies Him by admitting His existance. Your Father knows you do not love Him, respect Him or fear Him, but He loves you for taking the time to think about Him. Any Father would. 🙂

          • pud

            I am an ANTI-Theist not an atheist

            You are a mindless sheep with no clue what truth is

          • Michael

            You are arguing with the whole world, how can you find the TRUTH with no PEACE of your own mind???
            Read the Bible with no grudges or hostility. And watch this to the end. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vj0qKthCgg

          • pud

            No…the “whole world” isn’t brain dead superstitious sheep like your cult. I have peace of mind you have a mind in pieces

          • Michael

            The Peace I’m talking about is not a thing, it’s a Person in the Character of Holy Spirit, the One that changes you to the core. — Don’t be brainwashed by lies of the world, they will be ashamed even more as the End of Days (these years) approaches so fast. — You’ll see!

    • SJ

      You ought to go back and read all your posts….you come across as a hater….you are just disseminating hate and hate is a destoyer of relationships and all of society and progress is built on the human ability to form relationships.

      Read 1 Corinthians 13….love is the only thing that lasts when everything else passes away.

      You have dedicated yourself to hating the people who dedicated themselves to being lovers like God is….God is Love.

      You really have nothing to offer but the downward spiral of the end of civilization…..You don’t aspire to anything but tearing down what motivates people to be better than they usually are and that is sad.

      You need to figure out a way to stop this downward hater trajectory in your own life….You are much too learned and intelligent to allow the devil to keep deceiving you.

      Think about it…..who actively promotes love and social relationships to help people more than the Church? Even a Cambodian Buddhist recognized that fact…..

      You need a new paradigm from which to start thinking from….Jesus Christ is the foundation….the cornerstone on which current civilization rests…..why do you think we are so far ahead in the West any way? It probably is because following God makes us good at forming and sustaining beneficial relationships.

      If you teach everybody to hate and that they can do whatever they want and not answer to God then you lowered the bar in people’s minds all the way across the world and you just made the whole world a lot less safer….You ought to reflect on what Doestoevsky said “If God does not exist then everything is permitted”….all you have to do is open a history book and read how low people can sink in this world and if you had any sense other than this overly egotitistical desire to tell everyone else what is right you would realize it is not a good idea to take social boundaries away from people…..We spend years trying to instill them in children because kids can act like little selfish savages and that is exactly what atheism proposes to do…..destroy religion and time honored beliefs and customs so the little savage beast in people can get out and be free to run wild in this world.

      Do I believe in demons? Yes I do….Hitler, Stalin, Jeffrey Dahmer, etc. are all good examples of people who let their demons run them and I don’t want to live amongst a lot of people who give into theiir demons, do you?

      • pud

        You should read all my posts and try to posit a rational argument against them rather than your mindless psycho babble imaginary regurgitations from your story book.

        I don’t care about your sensibilities…religion is the mother of all stupid ideas and you don’t get some special pass from me nor should you.

        There was and is no such thing as “jesus” or your imaginary “god” It’s all manmade and in your delusional head just like every religion and god mankind has ever dreamed up.

        There have been nearly 10,000 gods before yours..all in the dust bin now which is exactly where yours is headed too once all your superstitious nonsense is exposed to the light of reason

        Sick people are not “demon” possessed anymore than epileptics are…that by the way was a common ridiculous “belief” not long ago when your kind burned witches

        Grow up

        • SJ

          You’re the one not being realistic…….do you have any idea how many charities The Church sponsors all over the world? They help orphans, drug and sex addicts, the under educated, people with learning disabilities, help people learn foreign languages, bring clean water where there is none, etc…etc…

          The Church doesn’t brag about it’s good works because they are just signs of a responsive faith….We are saved by grace yet when your heart is right with God it will involve an outpouring of good deeds in thankfulness and recognition of what has been done for us by Jesus Christ.

          Those good deeds are reality and you can’t deny the good deeds exist. Jesus Christ prompts these good deeds….atheism says do what you want to do ” you can trust you are moral”…..God is a lot more intelligent….some people will never do right in this world unless they have an example or are taught to do it….

          Atheism is just the spoiled brat child demanding his rights and refusing to grow up ….oh an atheist will do good here and there if he wants to….

          But with a Christian God is in control of our response and impulses….we know we are not good enough on our own.

          It’s a pity you have a delusional view on the nature of man…

          All you have to do is open a history book to know people do evil.

          You ought to know it from your own actions, family, friends and immediate circle of acquaintances….but you just can’t stop maintaining that selfish, narcissistic impulse to pretend you are better than everyone else particularly most of the theists of the world that you never met.

          If anybody is not dealing with reality it is you…..I know a lot of Christians involved in feeding the poor, etc….I know practically the only relief in Haiti following the Haitian earthquake comes from missionaries. Haiti is the poorest country in the world and people like to ignore it like it doesn’t exist and the only people responding are missionaries.

          I suggest you locate an atheist charity in Haiti…..I know of a couple of Christian ones and one of them has to live in an armed compound which encloses dozens of orphans…..they make medical runs up into the mountains to treat villages of people who have never seen a doctor before. The roads don’t have guard rails on them and there are bandits waiting to take them if they don’t time things just right and move in secret.

          If that’s a delusion then it is a beneficial one and you atheists had better put up some similar works or shut up.

          • pud

            Doesn’t matter…you don’t have to belong to a delusional cult to donate to charity. Churches do not help people without a hook…they use the downtrodden as a fertile field to indoctrinate new dupes like you.

            You are an “atheist” towards all the other 9999 “gods” that mankind has created..I just go one god further

          • SJ

            You can’t put up…..that ‘s the truth…..you went out to take on a group of people who have billions of good deeds to back up their walk.

            All you’ve got is anger, hatred and hot air.

            There’s still time for you to get Jesus and learn to put up…..but time could be short…..so don’t wander around like you are dazed asking who is the best. It should be obvious Jesus Christ is always the best.

            And remember you will have to appear on judgment day with your works….It’s a pity all you ever did was try to dissuade people from honoring God with their good works. It says when you do an act for the poor you honored God.

            It’s funny how little you care for the poor but are more interested in sustaining this vain grudge you have against God. I wonder what sort of motivation prompts that.

            Some people know you can tell the nature of a thing by its’ fruit or works or outcomes. There is no more real evidence than a fruit, deed or outcome but like I’ve said before atheists really don’t like examining evidence that challenge their motivations…..they prefer their accusations to go unchallenged….and that’s weak…..the strong can usually back up their claims…..but atheists don’t usually claim…..they accuse and accusing is usually a weak activity too….anybody can accuse and complain…..it takes a strong, positive person to pitch in and help.

          • pud

            You are dense as a brick and twice as dumb. My “grudge” is against YOU and your cult …there is no god even though men have invented 10,000 of them.

            No person name of “jesus” ever existed…he and your entire superstitious cult is ENTIRELY made up…just like the thousands of made up cults that came before you.

            You wouldn’t know “evidence” if it hit you in the head. You have no interest in anything real that might upset your superstitious primitive delusional beliefs

          • SJ

            You have no common sense….In philosophy there is a principle….I forget what it is called but it says the simple is the best answer…..

            You are the one who went looking to make things complicated…so you have no common sense…..I heard this phrase once ” he’s book smart but he ain’t got no common sense” and I think it applies to you…..you can entertain all kinds of weird illusions that people paint as real reading the thoughts of people in books….but God always tells the truth….you can compare the bible to the world and know it is true….unfortunately, you developed a taste for the illusions and imperfect reasoning of people and thinking you know more than someone else has puffed you up….

            So you are on your own….you’ve already demonstrated over and over that you are stong willed in your disbelief and I don’t need to waste any more time explaining the error of your ways to you. You will have to learn the hard way because you are obtinate in your lack of common sense…Really people have to want to know the truth before you can give it to them and you’re blocked from receiving it like a cup already full.

            Keep your book learning to yourself….I have enough of my own already.

          • pud

            There is nothing “true” in you story book. Everything it claims can be shown to be rubbish. You remain willfully and purposefully ignorant…can’t help someone who doesn’t want to be helped

          • SJ

            I don’t trust you or your heart motives. I know people can have evil motives that they grow attached to and it biases them.

            I’d rather have my heart set on Jesus….that is a much better bias and heart motive.

            Science may find something good in removing biases from material research it does but there is no upside in removing biases from people. Biases are cognitive and inbuilt in our brains….removing them is unnatural and forced at times….Bias is innate….and the world likes to tamper with our biases to make us evil….

            Still I know who Jesus is so I set my bias on him and hope he will steer me like a compass…

            That is the best thing I can do….

            So you keep your material inanimate object science to yourself….it doesn’t apply to me…..I am an animate object and I want the good forces/ spirits animating me not the negative, evil ones….

          • SJ

            See your heart isn’t right….I don’t hold a grudge against you at all….I am just telling the truth as I see it.

            I have done nothing for you to hold a grudge so there must be something that you need Jesus to fix.

            I will say another prayer for you because you have said you are my sworn enemy and that you hold a grudge although I have only been truthful. Someetimes the truth hurts but you have to face it and examine it to know to let Jesus fix it.

            Read Jesus’ words….He said ” examine yourself ” and ” out of the heart the mouth speaks”….I’m just telling the truth and you are being hard hearted and want to go to war against me. Now why is that? What motivates that? Take that question to Jesus in prayer and God Bless! You really need Jesus’ help…..

          • pud

            “jesus” exists only in your imaginary delusional head. Wake up! There is no invisible absent for 2000 imaginary dead guy talking to you…you are insane if you believe so. Insane.

          • SJ

            You are at a serious disadvantage because you don’t understand some of the basic metaphysical concepts you are battling against.

            A belief is simply an idea that someone has latched onto then with faith that leads to action it becomes reality.

            You don’t even realize that skepticism is a misnomer for spiritual barrenness….You have to love, respect and receive Jesus to receive your spiritual birth….until then you are spiritually dead in your trespasses and sin…..Romans 10:9 is just the mental acknowledgement that you love Jesus enough to be married to him.

            Jesus is the only way because he is the only one that bestows spiritual birth.

            Marriage to Jesus is for eternity and you are not going to teach these Christians to divorce Jesus….

            Your science can’t destroy the metaphysical idealsim that is at the root of spirituality.

            You are trying to talk people into being barren and empty like yourself….I’m not going to give up the spiritual increase and fruit that Jesus promises me because you can’t do symbology and have trust issues and want to force people into agreeing with you.

            You are not a metaphysical/ spiritual expert…..So why you want to pretend you are I don’t know…..but you are not going to cheat me out of my spiritual rewards because you don’t know how to accept Jesus and make your peace with God….

            You should study what Hannah did to cure her barrenness…..Skepticism/ doubt is just a bad case of spiritual barrenness….

          • pud

            You need to seek medical help. “Belief” and “faith” do not become reality. Go “believe” and have “faith” that you can fly and jump off a building to test the thesis.

            What an incredibly ridiculous thing to say

            Once again…no “Jesus” ever existed. He is your invisible friend in your head

          • SJ

            Becoming a disciple is a manifestation of faith…..faith becomes real in the life of the person who is following and becoming like Jesus who is God.

            You didn’t study theology in detail or ever try to be like Jesus so you have no experience which is a type of knowledge for your claims.

            Some people really do love God….just ask them….the emotion is real….and you don’t control people…..you are jusr a hack trying to disturb their spiritual birth and maturation by making them disloyal to God so they will fall away.

            You should have examined yourself and repented….instead of acting like a spiritual abortionist.

          • pud

            There is no invisible “god” and there is no invisible “jesus” you are out of your mind

          • SJ

            No you are out of your mind….You are the one who said God’s eyewitness wasn’t evidence.

            The bible is God’s testimony and this life and world is the court of law and Jesus said you are with him or against him….

            So if you think God doesn’t exist….shut up…because you haven’t proved it 100 percent….

            I don’t want proof beyond a reasonable doubt….I want 100 percent proof to disbelieve and you can’t provide it because people are never as trustworthy as God….they aren’t anywhere near as ethical or as competent…..and when you take on the anti-God case you are representing yourself as His equal and you aren’t…..

            You go on and be spiritually barren if you must but I’m onto you…..I bother to study the scriptures and locate the best students of them…..you study the scriptures with the hacks, the haters, the rebels, the malcontents, etc.

            Go check what Witherington said about Ehrman…..Ehrman never passed bible scholar peer review….

          • pud

            No “gods”exist..none of the 10,000 invented by men..NONE…Zeus doesn’t jesus doesn’t…it’s all in your delusional head..all made up..all of it..every single “god” is made up

          • SJ

            We’ll see on Judgment Day who was delusional…..Until then I am splitting and leaving you to yourself….I don’t want to relearn how to trade insults….children do that….they lack self control…..but a godly person who manifests the Fruit of the Spirit doesn’t engage in temper tantrums regularly…

            Psalm 1, King James Version (KJV)

            1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

            2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

            3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

            4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

            5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

            6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

            King James Version (KJV)
            by Public Domain

          • pud

            “judgement day” another one of your hideous wicked delusional fantasies shared by blood death cults who love to wallow in self loathing and guilt. You and your kind are worse than sick…you are evil for perpetuating such a ridiculous dark childish horror story. Good luck living out the rest of your days in fear and self hatred wish thinking and hoping for magical winged non existent entities to wisk you into the clouds to live forever at the feet of your invisible celestial dictator

          • SJ

            Thank you, I will….and God Bless….don’t forget if you reconsider that you’re still important to God. Most people won’t let you know that when you harangue them you know. Especially men they have a harder time expressing emotion.

            I hope you find a reputable bible scholar in all your seeking.

            Again, God Bless!

          • pud

            No such thing as a “reputable” bible scholar…your book is a fairy tale for the stupid, ignorant, fearful and credulous

          • SJ

            I’m at a Christian conference right now….could you save the insult fest for later?

            I appreciate it. God Bless!

          • pud

            Hahahhahaaa! waiting for jesus? lots of begging the divine to heal your hangnails? Copious amounts of wicked scripture? You will be fair right and quote all the genocidal passages too won’t you or is it all going to be puppies and kittens?

          • SJ

            Most people know better then to stay back in the Old Testament….You don’t understand the bible so why do you fixate on things that occurred before Jesus came?

            You wouldn’t even know what mercy, grace and charity is if Jesus Christ hadn’t come. Charity is a Christian virtue and attitude that the world learned from Christians. Though the root was in Judaism because Judaism got its’ early values from God. Christ took those early values and expanded them.

            If Jesus Christ hadn’t come and taught it to people there most likely would be no help given to the poor today….Just a bunch of people snapping and snarling and guarding every bone like wild dogs unwilling to share anything with anybody.

            Jesus changed all of that for all time by teaching people to have love, mercy and charity.

            All you do is fault find…..Why don’t you try learning to practice charity then maybe you won’t be trying to find things wrong with others…..your own heart can expand and you will most likely feel blessed when that occurs….What a miserable occuoation it is to go around hating and finding fault with a group of people who have a different life attitude than yourself…..Jesus made all the best charity in this world possible.

            So when you squelch Jesus and Christianity in your own mind be careful that it doesn’t turn you into a miser like Scrooge.

            Quote:

            While the Jews had precedent for charity, and the Christians embraced and expanded the concept, the pagans did not. The pagan concept of “charity” at the time was really nothing more than politicking or an exchange of favors — to the extent it existed at all. This does not mean that certain pagans did not act in a charitable manner, but it is clear that such was not the cultural norm and was not supported or encouraged by the pagan religions, philosophers, or the Roman government. Pliny the Younger even wondered if charities that gave to the poor should be allowed to exist. Plato stated that “a poor man who was no longer able to work because of sickness should be left to die.” Republic 3.406d-410a. The Roman Philosopher Plautus stated, “you do a beggar bad service by giving him food and drink; you lose what you give and prolong his life for misery.” Trinummus 2.338-2.339. All told, “classical philosophers regarded mercy and pity as pathological emotions–defects of character to be avoided by all rational men. Since mercy involves providing unearned help or relief, it was contrary to justice.” Stark, op. cit., page 212. As Will Durant wrote, “[c]harity found little scope in this frugal life.” Caesar and Christ, page 71.

            Quote from “Pagans, Christianity and Charity”
            http://christiancadre.org/member_contrib/cp_charity.html

            Be careful what and who you identify with pud….it might influence your nature…..

          • pud

            More willful biased ignorance on your part…a constant. The Babylonians, the Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans all practiced charity long before your cult came along. Chimps practice solidarity, Elephants practice solidarity..many animal species practice solidarity and forms of charity. You know nothing and don’t ever care to. Your “jesus” was a creep. He urged the delusional to give up all they owned, leave their families and follow himself..just like all cults do. He preached doom and damnation. He withheld his super powers by curing a couple of lepers and not curing leprosy. He cursed fig trees and stole donkeys. He sent a herd of pigs over a cliff! LOL (all made up nonsense by the way) and then he disappeared never to be seen or heard from again! Yet you, in all your gullible self loathing glory, choose to swallow all the make believe nonsense and babble endlessly about imaginary invisible friends in the sky. Delusional. You are incredibly delusional

          • SJ

            Well I can’t correct someone who won’t listen so you are on your own…Most people know these bodies we inhabit our perishable….if you don’t know that Jesus came to give us substitute imperishable bodies what can I say. You haven’t read and understood the Gospel before objecting to it and that is ignorance incarnate.

            God Bless…don’t forget to pray to God for enlightenment…be sure to say sorry to God first.

          • pud

            Grovel beg whimper before the invisible thing in your head…no thanks

          • SJ

            Well take care now y’hear….no hard feelings.

            Maybe you’ll see the lights some day.

          • John

            Phillipians 2:3
            Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

          • SJ

            Good verse.

            I already counted pud more significantly than he would like to be counted but he is an atheist who likes to debate.

            Are you familiar with evangelizing atheists?

          • John

            He is a person, no different than yourself. His approach is flawed, but I also think there is too much subservience in interpreted articles. We want to live in the same place, a good place, I view the lord of the rings as our joint enemy. Global capitalism and power worship of the money as god. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 …..’This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.’

          • John

            Be careful of your religious pride, find balance and build bridges, moats keep us apart. Bickering will solve nothing. You can’t eat pride, I had to and it woke me up in a hurry.

  • Wade Standifer

    Start by reading Jacques Ellul’s Anarchy and Christianity. How about Colossians 2:15? Satan offering Jesus the governments/kingdoms of the world – that were his to give – in Matthew 4?

    • Michael

      You better read the commentary if you don’t understand a verse. It’s not “God’s” fault that “you” don’t understand!!
      Colossians 2:15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the Cross.
      LORD JESUS disarmed the power of death which is sin. (When you sin, you spiritually die. Lord Jesus became the atonement for the sins of the world, and by His “resurrection”, he disgraced the biggest power of satan, “death”!)

      satan is the “ruler” of the world, coz we are sold to sin, ever since Adam and Eve sinned and the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve to this moment possessed the spirit of sin, which is death. — The power of sin is broken by the blood of a atoning sacrifice. What was death to me, became to Jesus, so that now, by only believing in Jesus, His Resurrection Life becomes mine. This is something to hugely thank about forever and ever more.

      This link answers to some of your questions: https://www.gotquestions.org/Satan-god-world.html

  • Bleu Rose

    My thoughts? Where does one stand when no one is above the law other than God?