Resisting the Dragon's Beast: What if God's Servant of the Government Behaves Like Satan's Servant? (Paperback)
In 2020 and the years following, various governments imposed lockdowns, mandates, restrictions, and more. Scripture teaches that Christian citizens submit to their governing authorities as God's servant in Romans 13, respect authorities in the 4th Commandment, and give to Caesar what is Caesar's from the words of Jesus.
Scripture also teaches that Christian citizens are not to give to Caesar what does not belong to Caesar, that they have personal responsibility first to God, family, and neighbors according to the other Commandments, and that the persecuting government can behave as Satan's servant in Revelation 13.
A vocation of governing authorities is to curb the sinful nature of their citizens, so they behave as God's servants. A vocation of Christian citizens is to curb the sinful natures of governing authorities, so they behave as God's servants, and not Satan's servants. To fulfill this vocation, Christian citizens may - and sometimes must - question, doubt, debate, and even resist their governing authorities. This is a unique role that Christians have as they make difficult and challenging decisions of serving God as citizens in his heavenly and earthly kingdoms.