David Koenig

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Martin Franzmann

Scripture References in this Resource

Matthew 22:15-22; Romans 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17; 1 Timothy 2:1-4; Titus 3:1; Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:20--26; Acts 4:19; Acts 5:29; John 19:11; John 18:36ff; Acts 18:1; Deuteronomy 17:15; 1 Peter 3:20; Mark 12:40; James 3:1; Jude 4:1ff; Revelation 20:4; Hebrews 10:30; Matthew 7:2; Genesis 9:6; Matthew 26:52; Romans 9:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; Hebrews 1:7


One such form of life in the secular world is that of government. Practically every Christian, like other individuals, is a citizen--or at least an inhabitant--of some particular nation. And every nation has some form of government by which the inhabitants are controlled. These forms may vary widely, from a total dictatorship or monarchy to a thorough-going democracy; from a highly-organized state which concerns itself with even the minute matters of individual life to a loose organization whose only concern is the preservation of outward order. No matter what the form, some relationship must be assumed by individual Christians toward their government. It is this relationship which is the subject of study for this report.

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