"Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to
"Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have
"Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that
build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but
"Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of
the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you,
and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith
which was once delivered unto the saints."
"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there
is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God."
I Timothy 2: 1-3
1 "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications,
prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead
a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;"
II Timothy 2:15
"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
II Timothy 3:1-7
1 "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters,
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent,
fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from
such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead
captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the