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¶630.3.4 AS REGARDS DIVINELY APPOINTED INSTITUTIONS: The Christian and the State

¶630.3.4 The Christian and the State

As Christians, we are citizens of the kingdom of God and of this world. We receive benefits from and bear responsibilities to both relationships. Our first allegiance is to God, but that does not release us from responsibilities to our own country if such relationships do not conflict with the clear teachings of the Scriptures. We recognise the sovereign authority of government and our duty to obey the law (Matthew 22:21; Romans 13:1-7; I Peter 2:13-17). Thus, we bear the responsibilities of good citizenship.

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