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How does the Church and ruling government interact? Are they co-equals working together for the greater good? Do they share the same end goal? As Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones tackles the issue of Church and State relations in this sermon on Romans 13:1-7, he first examines the historical context of church and government traditions that attempt to work together. Many church leaders have fallen under the tyranny of traditionalism in various ways, one such way being acceptance of the Roman Catholic position of the Church and State relationship as one of mutual exchange, power, and respect. Dr. Lloyd-Jones urges us to evaluate this relationship in light of Scripture, not in light of tradition. Scripture, according to Dr. Lloyd-Jones, shows a negative position regarding the power and authority of the State, not a partnership. The biblical evidence clearly points us to an understanding of two distinct kingdoms: the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of man. These two kingdoms are eternally different, and we must be wary of trying to join the two, especially when it involves the power of leaders. Heed Dr. Lloyd-Jones’ warning to take seriously Jesus’ words that His return will establish a reign and rule that is entirely different from the worldly rule of man.