Apr 30, 2022Liked by P. Andrew Sandlin

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To preach Christ as King of kings is to preach politics - Kingdom politics, juxtaposed with non-Kingdom politics.

Christians are supposed to be ambassadors of Christ's Kingdom, thereby advancing His Kingdom here on earth *as it is in heaven,* per Matthew 6:10 &33. In turn, this means advancing His triune and integral moral law (the Ten Commandments and respective statutes and judgments) as the law of the land, thereby establishing His government, exclusively adjudicated by men of God who turn are a continual blessing to the righteous and perpetual terror to the wicked.

We've been commissioned to do so in Romans 13:1-7, etc.

There are a plethora of passages (Exodus 1, Judges 6, Acts 4 & 5, 17:6-7, etc.) that dictate Christians reject any government mandate requiring them to disobey their Lord and King. Romans 13 is not one of them.

Romans 13:1-7 has absolutely nothing to do with secular civil government. Rather everything therein depicts a biblical civil government, making it our commission for dominion over government and society.

The one word "continually" or "devoted" (depending upon your Bible version) in Verse 6 (amplifying Verses 3 & 4) alone proves the point. And it's just one of ten contextual reasons proving the same thing.

Unless someone's prepared to claim the Roman Empire (one of the most notorious for murdering Christians) was a government that *continually* blessed Christians and terrorized/punished the wicked, they best rethink their theology regarding this extremely important passage of Scripture.

See free online book "The Romans 13 Template for Biblical Dominion: Ten Reasons Why Romans 13 is Not About Secular Government" at https://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/Romans13/Romans13-contents.html

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