January 23, 2022

Christian and the State

Ecclesiastes 8:1-9

I. The Command to Obey

1. A Matter of Conscience

2. A Matter of Expediency

a. The Teaching in the Bible

b. Safety of the Subject - for the Sake of the Gospel

II. Civil Disobedience

1. The Principle of Obeying God Rather than Man

2. The Principle of the Guidance of Conscience

3. The Principle of Weighing the Consequences

a. Obey the Law before God

b. Pray for the Oppressed

c. Change the Government through Peaceful and Legal ways.

d. Opposing the Oppressing Orders

e. Fleeing Oppressing Government

f. Endure Suffering Patiently