Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Table of Duties - Citizens

Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.  Matthew 22:21

Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience' sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God's ministers attending continually to this very thing.  Render therefore to all their due taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.  Romans 13:5-7

I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kinds and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.  For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.  1 Timothy 2:1-3

Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work.  Titus 3:1

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good  1 Peter 2:13-14

from Luther's Small Catechism  [source:  Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary, p. 37]

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