Headship in Government
God has ordained human government as attested to by Jesus Christ.
John 19:11Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power [at all] against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.
Matthew 22:21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.
Human government provides checks and balances.
Imagine the chaos if there was no laws. Of the many things that law does, one is that it puts a check upon sin. Man in his fallen sinful condition must have law and order.
Romans 13:1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Romans 13:2Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
Romans 13:3For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
1Peter 2:13Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
1Peter 2:14Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
Tit 3:1Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
1Timothy 2:1I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, [and] giving of thanks, be made for all men;
1Timothy 2:2For kings, and [for] all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
1Timothy 2:3For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Psalms 9:17The wicked shall be turned into hell, [and] all the nations that forget God.
Proverbs 14:34Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin [is] a reproach to any people.
Proverbs 29:2When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.