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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8456 obedience, to human authorities
8456 obedience, to human authorities

8456 obedience, to human authorities

Scripture teaches that all people, Christians included, should submit not only to God himself but also to divinely instituted secular authorities.

Obedience is owed to rulers

Ro 13:1-7 See also 1Ti 2:1-3; Tit 3:1; 1Pe 2:13-14,17

Jesus Christ expounds this principle Mk 12:17 pp Mt 22:21 pp Lk 20:25

Obedience is owed to church leaders

Heb 13:17 See also 1Pe 5:5

Obedience is owed within the household

Eph 6:1-3 See also Pr 15:5; Col 3:20

Jesus Christ sets the example Lk 2:51

Obedience to secular authority is limited by obedience to God

Ac 5:29 See also Ac 4:19

See also

2036Christ, humility
2520Christ, childhood
5215authority
5257civil authorities
5359justice
5375law
5520servants
5540society
5668children, responsibilities to parents
5959submission
6224rebellion against authority
8304loyalty

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