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The Believer’s Responsibility To Governing Authority – Part 3

Previous sermons in this series:  Part 1         Part 2
1. Believers must submit to governing authorities
2. All Human Governments Are Established By God
3. Opposition To Government Amounts To Opposition To God
4. Opposition To Government Will Bring Punishment
5. Government Exists To Restrain Evil

This week:
#6 - Government exists to promote public good - vs. 3-4
Acts 16
#7 - Government exists to punish lawbreakers
Romans 12:19, 1 Peter 2:13-14
A. Capital punishment is biblical
Genesis 9:5-6, Leviticus 24:17-21
B. Military action
1) Pacifism
2) Activism
3) Selectivism
a) A just cause
b) A competent authority
c) A just intent
d) A last resort
e) A right spirit