We believe that civil government is (a) of divine appointment, for the interests and good order of human society; (b) that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; (c) except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ as revealed in His Word; (d) who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the coming Prince of the kings of the earth.
(a) Rom. 13:1, 3; II Sam. 23:3; Ex. 18:21-22
(b) Acts 23:5; Matt. 22:21; Titus 3:1; I Pet. 2:13-14; I Pet. 2:17
(c) Acts 5:29; Acts 4:19-20; Dan. 3:17-18
(d) Matt. 10:28; Matt. 23:10; Rev. 19:16; Phil. 2:10-11; Psa. 72:11