God delegates some of His authority to government. Easy to understand; a little harder to apply, sometimes! The Apostles were quick to teach us that Christians should be good citizens, even if the government isn't good government. Civil authorities are under heaven's authority, ultimately. Now, in practice this principle gets tested. We'll need some Scriptural insight to work it out. Pastor Jim's in Romans 13 to finish his sermon, There is No Authority Except From God.
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