With a view to the biblical view of the government, this article shows that the state’s authority is a derived one. Authority comes from God and should be exercised according to his design. It argues that when God is not acknowledged, the role of the state changes and it seeks to replace God. The author explains the biblical call for Christians in such a context.
Does the New Testament have a specific view of the state and government? What is the relationship between the church and state? How should we relate our present situation with that found in biblical times? The author considers the creation of the state and the natural law concept, Christian attitudes toward the state, and the function of the state.