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“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1
Civil Authority is Delegated, Limited and Accountable
To the Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, our Lord Jesus Christ declared: “You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above.” John 19:11. Clearly, all authority is delegated by God and all authority is answerable to God. Authority is limited, delegated and accountable to God.
Ministry of Justice
The Bible is very clear that God has instituted civil government as “an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrong-doer.” Romans 13:4. Civil governments are called to a minister of God’s Justice: “to punish those who do wrong.” 1 Peter 2:14