Great Sermon! -- on Topic on Target-- and short! There is a transcript for this excellent and--very short sermon--in PDF format ¬∂ http://tinyurl.com/hra4co9 ¬∂ John points out, "...Let me tell you something. The people who are leading our government are not the enemy, they are
the mission field. What would you do with that mission field? The last thing you want to do is to turn
them against you. In fact, this will shake you up, the people in authority are identified in verse [Romans 1:] 4 as a
minister of God. A minister of God? That‚Äôs exactly right because they function within a divine
institution...governme nt. They may not know God but they function in a delegated way for God to
provide a common grace of well-being and civil tranquility" ¬∂ 'So we do all we can to keep peace, to support the government, to be model citizens, to do good. Again, Robert Huldane, ‚ÄúThe institution of civil government is a dispensation of mercy and its existence is so indispensable that the moment it ceases under one form, it reestablishes itself in another.‚ÄĚ If you ever wanted to ask yourself how depraved man is, just look at behavior that is unrestrained. How long would it take if we had no police and no government for deadly chaos to disrupt the life of this city? That‚Äôs the human heart.' ¬∂ Disobeying, listen to start of sermon.
Widely known for his thorough, candid approach to teaching God‚Äôs Word, John MacArthur is a fifth-generation pastor, a popular author and conference speaker, and has served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969. John and his wife,...