Secret Church 20: God, Government, and the Gospel - Radical

Secret Church 20: God, Government, and the Gospel

The Bible says, “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities.” But what if you don’t agree with who those authorities are and how they are governing? How does this apply to different types of governments in different parts of the world? How does this command apply to the persecuted? How should Christians relate to government? Should we gladly submit to the government, work to change the government, or both, or neither? What do Christians do when they disagree about political positions and personalities, cultural concerns, and challenges?

In Secret Church 20, Pastor David Platt explores how the gospel transforms the way followers of Jesus relate to governing authorities in any nation for the glory of God in all nations. The purpose of this Secret Church is definitively not to advocate for a political position, party, or candidate in any particular country. The purpose of this Secret Church is to establish biblical foundations for understanding how the character of God and the content of the gospel totally transform the way Christians relate to government. Along the way, we will examine how these biblical foundations help Bible-believing Christians promote love and preserve unity even when we disagree on policies and politics. Ultimately, we will encourage one another to live faithfully as citizens of heaven while we’re citizens on earth.

  1. Introduction
  2. Gospel Foundations
  3. Biblical Truths Part 1
  4. Biblical Truths Part 2
  5. Gospel Conclusions
  6. Practical Takeaways

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