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Peter Abetz, Sermons

Submission to Governing Authorities

 November 22, 2020

By  Peter Abetz

This week we look at Romans 13:1-7. In this section, Paul writes about the relationship between believers and the state. Paul’s relationship with the state was reasonably positive, as Rome saw Christianity as a version of Judaism, which had won many freedoms. But this relationship has not always been a happy one!  In Acts 5 we see the apostles declaring that they must obey God rather than men. We will explore the principles Paul lays down and think through what they mean for us at a time when the State is becoming increasingly hostile to all things Christian.