In this standalone sermon, we looked at Romans 13 and the relationship the church is to have with the government. We understood from our passage that all government is ordained by God and is empowered with His authority to punish the evils of society. Though this is the case, it is important to remember that no government is above God and is held accountable to Him for every decision they make. We learned as well that in the event that the government stops pursuing the good of the people and ceases to be a servant of God on matters of practice, then as believers we are obligated to practice civil disobedience on two grounds: when the government tells us to do what God has commanded us NOT to do, and when the government prohibits us from doing what God has commanded us to do. In everything else we are to obey the government for God that we might live peaceably in the world. The Church is called to be the salt and light of the world, a pillar and buttress of the truth, bringing conviction to the lost and conscience to man’s government. We are the bride of Christ and therefore must choose Christ over Caesar every time, at whatever the cost.