state, government, moral law, society, caesar, christianity, justice, brunner
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Government is not above the Moral I.aw, but subject to it. In fact, government exists for the maintenance of the moral order. "For he is the minister of God to thee for good; but if thou do that which is evil, be afraid" (Rom.13:4). Governments cannot abrogate the Moral Law nor any of the Commandments of the Decalog. The legislation and administration of law must be in harmony with the Moral Law. Governments are responsible to God. "For he is a minister of God."
Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Romans 13:4; Acts 5:29; 1 Peter 2:13-14; 1 Timothy 2:2;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Rehwinkel, A. M.
"The Christian and Government,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 21, Article 41.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol21/iss1/41