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.”