Articles of Faith: Civil Government

We believe that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ; who is the only Lord of conscience, and the coming Prince of the Kings of this earth. Rom. 13:1-7; II Sam. 23:3; Ex. 18:21,22; Acts 23:5; Matt. 22:21; Titus 3:1; I Pet. 2:3-14; I Pet. 2:17; Acts 5:29; Acts 4:19,20; Dan. 3:17,18; Matt. 10:28; Matt. 23:10; Phil 2:10,11; Psa. 72:11