Relations with the government

 

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God..Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. Rom. 13:1-5;
 “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all Godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 1Tim. 2:1-3;