The Ever Expanding Civil Government

The Role of Government

  • Punish evildoers (Romans 13:3-4)
  • Protect the innocent (Romans 13:3)
  • Provide & maintain a secure environment (1 Timothy 2:2-3)
  • Civil governments have expanded far beyond this God-ordained role

The Danger of Putting Our Trust in Government

  • Trusting in something that will fail (Ecclesiastes 5:8; Matthew 26:11)
  • Failing to do what we are responsible to do (2 Thessalonians 3:7-10; 1 Timothy 5:8; Acts 11:29-30; Ephesians 4:28)
  • Leads to deifying civil leaders (Acts 12:20-22)

Read the article: The Ever Expanding Civil Government: A Biblical Perspective


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