"When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you wil
Civilization and the government of God are not identical. The former is resists the latter and is hostile to it. That is why every follower of Jesus will, sooner or later be called into question by the powers that be. But there is no use worrying about it. There is grace for today's temptation, and when tomorrow comes there will be grace for that too. Those who submit to God before all other authorities live in freedom from fear. To fear God is to fear none other.