Government, Politics and National Identity

Also called: Civil Authorities, Nation, Politics
The political exertion of authority, as well as the concept of national identity.

Top Bible Verses about Government, Politics and National Identity

Psalm 72:8–11

And may he rule from sea up to sea, and from the River to the edges of the land. Let the desert dwellers bow down before him, and his enemies lick the dust. Let the kings of Tarshish and the islands bring tribute. Let the kings of Sheba and Seba present gifts, and let all kings bow down to him. Let all nations serve him. Read Psalm 72:8–11

Matthew 22:15–22

Then the Pharisees went and consulted so that they could entrap him with a statement. And they sent their disciples to him with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are truthful and teach the way of God in truth, and you do not care what anyone thinks, because you do not regard the opinion of people. Therefore tell us what you think. Is it permitted to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” But because he knew their maliciousness, Jesus said, “Hypocrites! Why are you testing me? Show me the … Read Matthew 22:15–22
Romans 13:3

Romans 13:1–7

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except by God, and those that exist are put in place by God. So then, the one who resists authority resists the ordinance which is from God, and those who resist will receive condemnation on themselves. For rulers are not a cause of terror for a good deed, but for bad conduct. So do you want not to be afraid of authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from it, for it is God’s servant to you for what … Read Romans 13:1–7
1 Timothy 2:1–2

1 Timothy 2:1–2

Therefore, I urge first of all that petitions, prayers, requests, and thanksgiving be made on behalf of all people, on behalf of kings and all those who are in authority, in order that we may live a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. Read 1 Timothy 2:1–2
1 Peter 2:16

1 Peter 2:13–17

Subject yourselves to every human authority for the sake of the Lord, whether to a king as having supreme authority, or to governors as those sent out by him for the punishment of those who do evil and the praise of those who do good. For the will of God is as follows: by doing good to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as free persons, and not using your freedom as a covering for evil, but as slaves of God. Honor all people, love the community of believers, fear God, honor the king. Read 1 Peter 2:13–17

Famous Christian Quotes About Government, Politics and National Identity, Civil Authorities, Nation, Politics

The Best Form of Government

The best form of government is in a state or kingdom wherein one is given the power to preside over all, while under him are others having governing powers. And yet a government of this kind is shared by all, both because all are eligible to govern, and because the rules are chosen by all. For this is the best form of polity, being partly kingdom, since there is one at the head of all; partly aristocracy, in so far as a number of persons are set in authority; partly democracy, i.e., government by the people, in so far as the rulers can be chosen from the people, and the people have the right to choose their rulers.

Thomas Aquinas

Using the Means of Justice for Personal Gain

If those who employ their labour and travail about the public administration of justice follow it only as a trade, with unquenchable and unconscionable thirst of gain, being not in heart persuaded that justice is God’s own work, and themselves his agents in this business, the sentence of right God’s own verdict, and themselves his priests to deliver it; formalities of justice do but serve to smother right, and that which was necessarily ordained for the common good is through shameful abuse made the cause of common misery.

Richard Hooker

The Role of Government in Keeping Peace

Christians have peace with all men, and altogether abstain from armor; for everyone does that to another which he would wish to have done to himself. But, because all are not so minded, but that many unruly persons, wicked thieves, and oppressors of the poor live and dwell among honest and good-meaning men, as wild beasts among harmless creatures, therefore God from heaven has given the sword into the magistrate’s hand, to be a defense for harmless people against unruly cutthroats.

Heinrich Bullinger
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