10 Jul Special Message from Dr. Robert Jeffress About the Shootings of Dallas Police Officers
July 10, 2016
The New Testament says, in Romans 13:4, that law enforcement officers are ministers of God — sent by God — to punish evil-doers. Police officers are called by God to do what they do — to be servants of God to keep order in our society — just as pastors and priests are called by God to proclaim His Word.
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil. Therefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience’ sake.
-Romans 13:1-5 (NASB)