Must Christians Obey The Law?

Christians ought to obey the law. Though some laws may be irritating and seem senseless, if they do not conflict with the Bible, we are obligated to obey them.

Commenting on this text, Dr. H. A. Ironside wrote: “The position of the Christian in this world is necessarily, under the present order of things, a peculiarly difficult and almost anomalous one. He is a citizen of another world, passing as a stranger and a pilgrim through a strange land. Presumably loyal in heart to the rightful King, whom earth rejected and counted worthy only of a malefactor’s cross, he finds himself called upon to walk in a godly and circumspect way in a scene of which Satan, the usurper, is the prince and god. Yet he is not to be an anarchist, nor is he to flaunt the present order of things. His rule ever should be: ‘We must obey God rather than man.’ Nevertheless he is not to be found in opposition to human government, even though the administrators of that government may be men of the most unrighteous type.”

So clear is this text that one must understand that to disobey the law is to be out of the will of God.

And that logical conclusion presents another: you may not have found the will of God for your life because you are not obedient to the laws of the land.

Sound farfetched? Better reconsider.

We learn God’s will through His word. Obey it. All of it. Even Romans 13!