An important principle for all Christians is established in the above verses. As Christians we are required by God to do certain things. For instance we are expected to obey the Ten Commandments. We are also to be loyal citizens of our own country or the country in which we live. We must obey the laws of our country and pay taxes as we are required. As Christians we have dual citizenship. We are citizens of heaven and of our country here on earth.
Matthew 22:15-22 New International Version (NIV)
Romans 11:7-12 New International Version (NIV)
Maandiko matakatifu ya Kiyahudi ambayo sisi Wakristo tunaita Agano La Kale, yanashuhudia jinsi Mungu aliita taifa la Israeli liwe na uhusiano wa kipekee na Mungu.
Galatians 5:2-6 New International Version (NIV)
Male Circumcision is practiced by both Jews and Muslims as part of their religion. It is also practiced by certain tribes in Tanzania as part of the culture. It is also known to have certain medical benefits. But so called “Female circumcision” is always harmful.
1 Peter 2:13-17 New International Version (NIV)
As Christians we are no longer slaves to sin although we do sometimes still sin. We are free to serve Christ and to do what is right. This includes being good citizens of our country and respecting the government which God has put in place.
Acts 15:23-29 New International Version (NIV)
The above words are a letter sent by the Apostles in Jerusalem to Gentile Christians living in Antioch. This letter was in answer to a dispute which had arisen as to whether or not Christians from a nonjewish background should also keep Jewish laws and be circumcised.
Psalm 77:1-10, Galatians 5:2-6, Matthew 12:1-8
In many places in the Gospels we read about the Pharisees being in conflict with Jesus. The Pharisees were Jewish religious leaders who strictly kept the Old Testament religious laws.
Our God is mighty and powerful. He made the Universe and everything in it. God sustains everything. Our lives are in His hands. Let us seek His guidance every day. God is also merciful and patient. He does not punish us as we deserve because of our sins.
26 How great is God—beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out. 27 “He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams; 28 the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind.