Christians must always bend over backward to be models of good citizenship. Thus, we are to obey the law, pray for our leaders, and seek the common good of society. When the demands of God’s kingdom directly contradict the demands of the kingdom of men, we must follow the law of Christ. Nevertheless, we should expect the cases where we must disobey the state in order to obey the Lord to be rare. That is the testimony of Scripture and church history.
In Ephesians 2, Paul tell us that it is by grace that we have been saved through faith and that a gift of God. He also tells us that we are God’s workmanship, created in Him to do good works. God saves us so that we can be holy and blameless. What part does the law play in the life of the Christian? What part does it play in your life?