God-Given Authority authority1. Government has ________.
God-Given AuthorityColossians 1:16 For by him all thingswere created: things in heaven and onearth, visible and invisible,
God-Given Authoritywhether thrones or powers or rulers orauthorities; all things were created byhim and for him.
God-Given Authority2. Five arenas of authority.
God-Given AuthoritySPIRITUALMatthew 28:19 Therefore go and makedisciples of all nations, baptizing them inthe name of the Father and of the Sonand of the Holy Spirit,
God-Given Authority20 andteaching them to obey everything Ihave commanded you. And surely I amwith you always, to the very end of theage."
God-Given AuthorityFAMILYEphesians 5:22 Wives, submit to yourhusbandsn as to the Lord.
God-Given AuthorityEphesians 6:1 Children, obey yourparents in the Lord, for this is right.2 "Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with apromise--
God-Given AuthoritySTATERomans 13:1 Everyone must submithimself to the governing authorities, forthere is no authority except that whichGod has established.
God-Given AuthorityCHURCHHebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders andsubmit to their authority. They keepwatch over you as men who must give anaccount.
God-Given AuthorityObey them so that their work will be ajoy, not a burden, for that would be of noadvantage to you.
God-Given AuthorityBUSINESSColossians 3:22 Slaves, obey your earthlymasters in everything; and do it, not onlywhen their eye is on you and to win theirfavor, but with sincerity of heart andreverence for the Lord.
God-Given AuthorityBUSINESS23 Whatever you do, work at it with allyour heart, as working for the Lord, notfor men, ...
Governments RoleRomans 13:1 Everyone must submithimself to the governing authorities, forthere is no authority except that whichGod has established. The authorities thatexist have been established by God.
Governments Role2 Consequently, he who rebels against theauthority is rebelling against what Godhas instituted, and those who do so willbring judgment on themselves.
Governments Role3 For rulers hold no terror for those whodo right, but for those who do wrong. Doyou want to be free from fear of the onein authority? Then do what is right andhe will commend you.
Governments Role4 For he is Gods servant to do you good.But if you do wrong, be afraid, for hedoes not bear the sword for nothing. Heis Gods servant, an agent of wrath tobring punishment on the wrongdoer.
Governments Role5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit tothe authorities, not only because ofpossible punishment but also because ofconscience.
Governments Role6 This is also why you pay taxes, for theauthorities are Gods servants, who givetheir full time to governing.
Governments Role7 Giveeveryone what you owe him: Ifyou owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, thenrevenue; if respect, then respect; ifhonor, then honor.
Governments Role limited1. Governments are ______.
Governments Role2. Government ought to be an agent that allows good.
Governments DutiesRomans 13:3 ... But if you do wrong, beafraid, for he does not bear the sword fornothing…
Governments Duties2. Protect everyones rightful place in Gods world.
Governments DutiesPsalms 82:3 Defend the cause of theweak and fatherless; maintain the rightsof the poor and oppressed.
Governments Duties3. Rule for the benefit of the citizens.
Governments DutiesRomans 13:3 …Gods servant to do yougood…
Governments Duties4. Reward good and punish evil.
Governments DutiesRomans 13:4 ...But if you do wrong, beafraid, for he does not bear the sword fornothing. He is Gods servant, an agent ofwrath to bring punishment on thewrongdoer
Governments Duties just moral5. Maintain a ____ and ______ society.
Governments DutiesProverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalts anation, but sin is a disgrace to anypeople.
Governments DutiesProverbs 16:12 Kings detestwrongdoing, for a throne is establishedthrough righteousness.
Governments DutiesProverbs 29:12 If a ruler listens to liesall his officials become wicked.
The Role Of The CitizenMatthew 5:13 You are the salt of theearth. But if the salt loses its saltiness,how can it be made salty again? It is nolonger good for anything, except to bethrown out and trampled by men.
The Role Of The Citizen14 You are the light of the world. A city ona hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither dopeople light a lamp and put it under abowl. Instead they put it on its stand,and it gives light to everyone in thehouse.
The Role Of The Citizen16 In the same way, let your light shinebefore men, that they may see your gooddeeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Moral Issues1. Sanctity of every human life. _______
Moral IssuesGenesis 1:26-27 God created male andfemale
Moral Issues Dignity2. _______ of marriage; one man and one wife.