Christian political thought is a balancing act between competing allegiances.  On the one hand, the state is owed our allegiance as an authority anointed by God for a certain purpose.  On the other hand, our allegiance to the state is subservient to our allegiance to God.  We render to Caesar what is Caesar's, but never from what we owe to God.  

It is a difficult balance, even in the best of times, with nations limited by biblical principles.  But it's made even harder when the state arrays itself against God.  How does a Christian swear allegiance to God when he can't also swear allegiance to the state?  How does a Christian thrive in exile?
The book of Daniel is God's gift to his people in exile.  The tension between God and empire will be settled, and the empire of the Lord will prevail, and God's people will bear witness to its presence even now as his kingdom spreads like a stone cut from a mountain, which will become the great mountain, and fill the earth (Daniel 2:31-35).

Sermons in: Cut From The Mountain God And Government In Daniel

November 21, 2021

Go Your Way and Be Wise
Everett Meadors

At last we come to the end; the end of Daniel and the end of time, the...

November 14, 2021

The Reality Above
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Daniel 10 and 11 are dense chapters describing the chaos of history...

November 07, 2021

Seventy Weeks of Years
Mike Stancak

We come to one of the most debated passages in all of Scripture. The...

October 31, 2021

Of Rams and Goats
Mike Stancak

On one level, Daniel 8 describes the rise and fall of specific empires...

October 24, 2021

The Son of Man
Mike Stancak

At his trial, it was not Jesus' claim to be the Christ that led the...

July 04, 2021

Up from Leviathan
Mike Stancak

Empire unchecked is Leviathan. It is the state arrayed against God by...

June 27, 2021

Shattered Like a Pot
Mike Stancak

The Son enthroned means both the redemption and the judgment of the...

June 06, 2021

Lifted Above the Hills
Mike Stancak

Christians living under human government live under a temporary...

May 30, 2021

From the King's Table
Mike Stancak

This week we are introduced to the main themes of the book of Daniel...

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