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Christian responsibilities to the Government.

RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE GOVERNMENT.



God created every man with “ability to respond”( Response + Ability). Any human being without responsibility to government is a liability to government. God created us to govern the universe and humanity with rules and regulations. Thus, righteous ones in government would make a godly society. Any government that is NOT RESPONSIVE is bad government.

DISCUSSION:
Christians are salt and light; The function of government is to restrain evil and maintain order, uphold justice, protect the sanctity of life and property. God wants godly men to govern and be responsible to the government. WHY? “….for there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God…. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil….” Rom.13:1-7. Every Christian is Responsible To Vote And Be Voted For!

The Christians understand that government is ordained by God and thus are called to respect whatever it is that God ordains. WHAT ABOUT IF THE GOVERNMENT IS CORRUPT?
Christians must obey God and let Him judge the leaders.

FIVE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE GOVERNMENT

1.We Must here Pray For The Government (Leaders) 1 Tim.2:1-2.
2. We Must Submit To The Government (Leaders) 1 Pet.2:13-14
3. We Must Obey the Government (Leaders)
4. We Must Pay Our Taxes To The Appropriate Authority (Rom.13).
5. We Must Support The Government To Expose Injustice, Corruption And Oppression.

EVERY HUMAN GOVERNMENT WILL GIVE ACCOUNT TO GOD!

Every faithful Christian must obey God and support the government to restrain evil. Because some of us have failed in our God – given responsibilities that is why Nigeria is suffering from POLITICAL KWASHIORKOR-ISM. Human life has no value among us again. We are thoughtless to the point of destroying the NEXT GENERATION. Some of our leaders are confused. We must wake up to our fundamental responsibilities as Christians, because:

“The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people” -African Proverb.
“The strength of a nation is derived from the integrity of its homes” -Confucius.

CONCLUSION:
 The failure of the Christian families is the government’s problem. Let us start good government from our homes. May God use this short article to transform our minds to be responsible and responsive in Jesus' Name. Amen
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Scripted by Kumayon Kumasi
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