By Marie C Neubauer

God gives authority to the State

To enforce the laws men legislate,

Punish all who choose to break them

Not always able to rehabilitate them,

Often bringing terror to men’s hearts

With the punishment the court imparts!

Christ gives His Church authority

His Spirit rules over you and me,

If we break God’s law and repent

Forgiveness and grace is sent,

The scriptures many preach and teach

In humility and love, men’s souls to reach!

But when church emulates the State

Embracing godless laws men legislate,
Binding heavy burdens on Christ’s sheep

Endorsing man-made rules for all to keep,

It brings great sadness to our Lord

Who calls His Church to “Preach His Word”!


“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said,
We ought to obey God rather than men.”
[Acts 5:29]


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