God and Government – Civil Government



The civil government has a specific and limited role according to the Bible, and it should not be confused with the mandates given in the Bible to individuals. The civil government was never meant to be the savior of the people!

God always wanted to be the King over His people and He desires for people’s hearts to turn to Him for their needs. The history of Israel shows that instead of His people turning to God, they turned to a humanly king (civil government) to rescue them from their bad choices. A cycle of sin and disobedience led people to seek a king like all the other people. Whenever the people of God choose to live their lives like all the other people, they lose God’s pleasure, and they open the door to all sorts of sin and wickedness in the land.