We believe that government is ordained of God and that, as God’s minister, it is responsible for protecting good and punishing evil. Romans 13:3, 4.
For this reason, we feel obliged to fulfill our duty to it, as long as we are not forced to transgress God’s commandments. Acts 4:19; 5:29.
Jesus said, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s;.” Matthew 22:21. Accordingly, we pay our taxes and dues.
We believe it is necessary to pray for the government, so that peace and order may prevail among the people, each one may live his faith, and the proclamation of the gospel of Christ may not be hindered. 1 Timothy 2:1, 2.
According to the sixth commandment, “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13), and the teachings of Jesus, we, as His followers, cannot participate in politics, revolt, bloodshed, or war.