Puritan Board Junior
“Potential dangers” only if taken absolutely, I suppose. But I never said obedience to the government per se is state worship. Of course it’s not. My comment has a context, brother; please read it accordingly. You can’t tell me the way many people have been behaving since February—treating the government and health organizations as practically infallible saviors, with “science” as their holy book, waiting eagerly for their commandments and pining after their blessing in granting salvation in the form of “phases”—isn’t worship.Certainly Nero viewed himself in a godlike way - was Paul "worshipping" him when he said to submit? I don't believe you think this, of course, but it points to the potential dangers of your comment. Obeying the government - whether a king, a tyrant, a governor, or a president - is our duty as Christians. It's as simple as that. Disagree, dissuade regarding the rationale, but do not disobey (provided obedience does not require disobedience to God).