Scripture instructs that everything we do should be for God’s glory.
God’s Word proclaims the Church is the pillar and support of the truth (1 Tim. 3:15) and it exists to display His manifold wisdom (Eph. 3:10). The application of that truth and wisdom is not restricted merely to Christians. Though Christians are those who recognize God’s absolute truth as revealed in his Word (Acts 4:19, 5:29), that truth communicates to all people – even to those who do not recognize or share the same belief as Christians (Acts 17:30-31).
Why? Because God’s revelation of himself applies to all of His creation (Rom. 1:18-23).
Scripture also proclaims God’s purpose and plan for all created beings, salvifically believing or not (Isa. 46:8-11). Many professing Christians have considered the Bible simply as a source of personal benefit for their faith in Christ (2 Pet. 2:3). Yet, the Bible is much further encompassing than that.
Scripture speaks to every spectrum of God’s creation, including God’s established purposes for the family, the Church and the government. Therefore, we must ensure we take every necessary step to rightly divide the Word of truth (2 Tim. 2:15) to draw out the full counsel of God (Acts 20:27) on these matters. Doing so will help us properly understand what God says regarding each of these institutions and will prepare us to authoritatively proclaim (Luke 4:32) what God’s design and purpose are for each. The more care we take to faithfully represent what His Word says, explicitly and implicitly, the more He is glorified in this world and His people.
One facet of Scripture in which many of us lack a thorough, biblical understanding, is God’s role and purpose for government.
This has led to much confusion in these dark days. We hold out these particular sermons because we believe they help reveal what God’s Word says regarding the government’s authority and the Christian’s relationship towards that authority.
God’s truth has a sanctifying (purifying) work in the life of the believer. Our prayer is that you would grow in your understanding of God’s Word about these matters. We pray you will desire to see God glorified through the proclamation of His Word as we apply its truth more and more to our daily lives.