Paul and Political Action

This lesson questions if Christians should be involved in politics. Paul himself, our Christian example, actively exercised his Roman citizenship, and we strongly believe it is the duty of citizens to ensure that civil governments stay within their jurisdictional boundaries – this is exactly what Paul did when he questioned the centurion’s actions in Romans 22.

Verses in this lesson:

Romans 22:24-29

“The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he might know wherefore they cried so against him. And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned? When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman. Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea. And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born. Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him.”