You Are Called To Submit To Donald Trump (1 Peter 2:13-17) [Podcast]

If you are a Christian, Scripture would have you understand that you are an exile living in a strange land. Your citizenship is ultimately in God’s kingdom, not man’s.

No matter what nation you belong to or the governmental system of that nation, God calls you to submit to its leaders. Christians in the United States must soon submit to Donald Trump when he becomes President.

Submission to those in authority is a general principal. It does not mean that human authority is unlimited or that we obey people when they command us to disobey God or our conscience.

Learn more about what the Bible says about this in the twelfth message from Dr. David Rhoades’ series, “Hope for Exiles: The Teachings of First Peter.”

You Are Called To Submit To Donald Trump (1 Peter 2:13-17) [Podcast]
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2 thoughts on “You Are Called To Submit To Donald Trump (1 Peter 2:13-17) [Podcast]

  1. I agree that based on 1 Peter 2:17 we are called to submit to the President. Not in any way to call that into doubt, what are the implications for the country if the President himself does not “show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, [and] honor [other kings]”? – for example, insulting another country’s leader personally, as our President did to the leader of North Korea?

    1. Submission to a fallible leader is difficult at times. Our submission to our nation’s leader does not excuse, condone, or give approval to his every action. He is accountable to God for his words and deeds, and we are accountable for ours.

      Scripture gives us many examples to follow with regard to submission to governing authorities. Perhaps one of the most applicable to our situation today is Daniel. As a general rule, he was submissive to those who ruled over him. There were, of course, times when those rulers overstepped the limits of the authority God gave them; and in those times Daniel remained submissive to God, his true and eternal king.

      It is my personal belief that followers of Christ must remain faithful to God always, prophetic in their speech when necessary, and submissive to human authorities unless their Spirit-led convictions dictate otherwise.

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