Great misunderstanding exists among some believers regarding our relationship to governing authorities. Some boast that they have only one King to whom they owe their allegiance and thus they break the law of the land! Paul takes very strong objection against such a view and instructs believers that they are to recognise that governing authorities have received their seat of power from God. God’s ministers they are, to execute wrath and justice in His place! As Christians we are not to be rebels in our cause but rather we are to subject ourselves to those God has placed over us.
In this sermon, a clear exhortation is delivered for Christians to be law abiding citizens. Recognising on one hand our citizenship in heaven, but on the other, our citizenship on earth; it is not Caesar or Christ, but both, so long as the law of Caesar does not contravene the law of God!!