MOG2015 02: The book of Revelation sets forth two groups of people: those who follow the Beast and bear his mark and those who follow the Lamb and bear his name. The book declares the eternal gospel (Rev 14:6-7), which is a universal summons to follow the Lamb in true worship and salvation.
Christ is not one authority among many, but the ruler of the kings of the earth.The Son of God appeared on earth to destroy the works of the devil, and has given us the task of cultural renewal in every area of life, including the public square.
The basic freedom of the Christian is the freedom from bondage to sin and death. The state is God's minister to punish wrongdoing, but when a state oversteps its God-given bounds of authority, it ceases to be legitimate. In God's economy, church, state and family are partners, with distinct roles in society.