God has ordained government to uphold justice and given its agents power; governments are empowered by Satan to advance the purposes of the powers and principalities of this age. These statements seem contradictory, and yet are both revealed in the New Testament and operative at the same time. We do well to consider the fraught nature and challenges of the relationship between Christians and civil government.
Everyone has heard of sin. Most people recognize they’re guilty of sin. But is it a big deal? Is it just a way of making people feel bad about themselves? Or is sin really a major problem?