|Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right.|
|Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.|
|Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.|
|1 Peter 2:13-14 |
Christians are to live in obedience to every institution of civil and social order on . This includes obedience to the national government (v. 13, "king"), the state government, the police, and judges. Only when the government tries to force a Christian to do what is against the law of God explicitly stated in Scripture, should he refuse to submit (cf. Acts 4:18-20; 5:28,29; Titus 1:6; 3:1,2).sadfasd
MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The (electronic ed.) (1 Pe 2:14). : Word Pub.
"Submit" is a military term meaning "to arrange in military fashion under the commander," "to put oneself in an attitude of submission." As citizens in the world and under civil law and authority, God's people are to live in a humble, submissive way in the midst of any hostile, godless, slandering society (cf. vv. 21-23; Prov. 24:21; Jer. 29:4-14; Matt. 22:21; Rom. 13:1ff., 1 Tim. 2:1; Heb. 10:32-34).MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The (electronic ed.) (1 Pe 2:13). : Word Pub.