This is another aspect of the message posted on the 10 October 2017 ” Render Caesar’s things, and unto God, God’s things ” Matthew 22: 21. Jesus goes right around their arguments and simply tells them that civil government has to be obeyed insofar as it is not a Church ( body of Christ ) matter. Nowadays, civil governments are making laws that will make Christians live against the laws; in the areas of sexuality, sexual identity, family & marriage, abortion, and euthanasia. The civil governments are moving in opposite direction completely against the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. And there is not any little room left for compromise or non-interference, or mutual respect. Societies are being polarized and Christians who must be faithful to the doctrine, are being seen as “ old-fashioned “, out of date and against others. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we can give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, but WE CANNOT GIVE TO CAESAR THAT BELONGS TO GOD.
We are however, called today once more, to prepare for conflict, and for being judged badly, and for being seen as old-fashioned ( Matthew 5: 10 ). In fact, we might even have to suffer for our beliefs.