Christians are reminded in myriad Scriptures, clearly in Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2, that we are to obey earthly governments, as there are NONE which are not established by Him. And Scripture tells us God considers rebellion against legitimate authority as witchcraft in 1 Sam 15.
Let us not, then, be too quick or casual in developing a rebellious attitude towards our government – though we may have serious, well thought-out reasons for disagreement. Our first aim is to honor God. As He put it in 1 Peter 2 – “Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.”
With that set-up, here is the second in a series of six messages from Conrad Mbewe from 1 Peter on Submission and Authority. The first message is here: http://defendingcontending.com/2011/04/11/submission-and-authority/.