SCRIPTURE’S IDEAL PATTERN OF AUTHORITY FOR SOCIETY: OBEY YOUR PARENTS. OBEY YOUR HUSBANDS. OBEY YOUR CHURCH LEADERS. OBEY YOUR CIVIL MAGISTRATE

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Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.

Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.

For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;

For it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.

Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.

For because of this you also pay taxes, for rulers are servants of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.

Render to all what is due them: tax to whom tax is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.

                                                                                                  Romans 13: 1-7

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Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.

                                                                                                  Ephesians 6:1

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Children, be obedient to your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.

                                                                                                   Colossians 3:20

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Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

                                                                                                  Ephesians 5:22

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Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.

                                                                                                  Colossians 3:18

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Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed

                                                                                                  Titus 3:1

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You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.

                                                                                                  1 Peter 5:5

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A three and half minute lecture by Dr. John Gerstner (c. 1976).

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One Comment on “SCRIPTURE’S IDEAL PATTERN OF AUTHORITY FOR SOCIETY: OBEY YOUR PARENTS. OBEY YOUR HUSBANDS. OBEY YOUR CHURCH LEADERS. OBEY YOUR CIVIL MAGISTRATE”

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