No Cover for Tyrants: 1 Peter 2:13-17 Explained

Gordan Runyan

Podcast: No Neutrality
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Gordan Runyan reads his essay on 1 Peter 2:13-17, a passage that Christian statists often use to insist upon meticulous obedience to civil government. How likely is it that the Apostle who escaped from prison twice and boldly declared, “We must obey God rather than man,” would then urge his fellow believers to show unqualified obedience to wicked rulers? Turns out — not so much, really.


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