Paragraph 2238

2238. Those subject to authority should regard those in authority as representatives of God, who has made them stewards of his gifts:43“Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution…. Live as free men, yet without using your freedom as a pretext for evil; but live as servants of God.”44Their loyal collaboration includes the right, and at times the duty, to voice their just criticisms of that which seems harmful to the dignity of persons and to the good of the community.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

369. Are there acts which are always illicit?

337. What is the plan of God regarding man and woman?

144. What happened at Pentecost?

33. What are the symbols of faith?

237. From where do the sacramental signs come?

458. What are the duties that society has toward the family?

568. What are the expressions of the life of prayer?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does the phrase “we live by faith, not by sight” in 2 Corinthians 5:7 mean?

What is the importance of prayer and intercession in the Christian life, according to 1 Timothy 2:1-4?

How important is Esther’s purpose and mission in Esther 4:14?

What can we learn from Edom’s pride described in Abdias 1:3?

What is the importance of courage in standing up for the truth, according to the Bible in Philemon 1:8-9?

What is the significance of David’s song of thanksgiving to God in 2 Samuel 22?

What does God’s sovereignty over human history mean, as described in Zephaniah 1:15?