Friday, November 18, 2005

Honour the King?

We must honour the king, but surprise, surprise we are required to honour everyone. The king is not worthy of special honour.

Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king (1 Peter 2:17 NASB).
We should love other Christians. We must fear God. We are not required to love or fear the king. The king is below God and our Christian friends, but on the same level as other people. We should honour the king, but no more than we would honour any one else.

I am to submit to my Christian brethren, but I am not required to submit to all people. I am not require to submit to a king or hegemon.

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