Bible verses about politics and religion

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Bible verses about mixing politics and religions during the time of Jesus and the apostles

Jesus never incited people against the Roman government.

John 6:15
Jesus, knowing that they intended to come and make him king by force, withdrew again to a mountain by himself.

Luke 23:5
But they kept insisting, “He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, from Galilee where He started even to here.” [Read Commentary].

SHOULD CHRISTIANS PROTEST?

Jesus refused to get entangled in political debate.

Matthew 22:18-22
But perceiving their malice, Jesus said, “Why are you testing Me, hypocrites? Show Me the coin used for the tax.

So they brought Him a denarius. “Whose image and inscription is this?” He asked them. “Caesar’s,” they said to Him.

Then He said to them, “Therefore give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s.” When they heard this, they were amazed. So they left Him and went away. [Commentary on Matthew 22]

CHRISTIAN ACTIVISM IS ENDANGERING THE GOSPEL.

Jesus dedicated his time and resources to ministry and prayer.

Matthew 5:1
When He saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain, and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him.

Matthew 9:35
Jesus was going through all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness.

THE SOLUTION TO MORAL DECAY IS NOT POLITICS.

Jesus is taking over the government in His time.

Isaiah 9:6
For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, and Prince of Peace.

Daniele 2:44
In the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will its sovereignty be left to another people, but it will break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it will stand forever.

1 Corinthians 15:24-25
Then the end comes, when he will deliver the Kingdom to God, even the Father, when he will have abolished all rule and all authority and power, for he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.

RELIGIOUS POLITICS IN THE PHILIPPINES.

Jesus surrendered his rights.

Mark 14:65
Then some began to spit on Him, to blindfold Him, and to beat Him, saying, “Prophesy!” The temple police also took Him and slapped Him.

JESUS SURRENDERED HIS RIGHTS.

The apostles submitted to civil authority.

Philippians 2:14-15
Do everything without grumbling and arguing so you may be blameless and pure… (Read commentary on Acts 22; C. Swindol)

1 Peter 2:13
Submit to every human authority because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor as the supreme authority or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do what is evil and to praise those who do what is good.

For it is God’s will that you silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good.

1 Peter 2:17
Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the Emperor.

EXAMPLES OF SUBMISSION TO AUTHORITY IN THE BIBLE.

Separation of church and State in the Bible.

1 Samuel 10;21
*King Saul served as a civil official, while Ahimelech ministered as the chief ecclesiastical leader in the nation.

1 Chronicle 15:11
*David was king, while Abiathar carried out the duties of a priest.

1 Kings 1:45
*David’s son Solomon ruled as a civil officer while Zadok pursued ecclesiastical obligations.

2 Kings 11; 22:4
*King Joash and Jehoiada, the priest, as well as King Josiah and the priest Hilkiah, maintained jurisdictional separation.

Nehemiah 7, 8
*Church and State as parallel institutions operated with Governor Nehemiah and Priest Ezra. Nehemiah rebuked religious elites, not King Artaxerxes I.

RELATED READING:
EXPOSING EVIL: Ephesians 5:11 commentary
Separation of Church and State in the Bible.

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