The Christian, Government, and Obedience?

Through Consideration of Masking Orders

By Tim Todd, Editor: Eric Peterman

Copyright 2022, All rights reserved

About the book

This book examines the believer’s relationship to government, through consideration of masking orders during the Covid-19 pandemic in light of passages like Romans 13, Titus 3, and 1 Peter 2.

It looks at Biblical examples in the Old and New Testaments, and provides additional examples and hypotheticals for further development. Christian liberty and unity, conscience and our duty to our country in these matters is considered. Noncompliance  and the implications for non-profit organizations (most churches), is looked at and more.

The case is made that submission and obedience to government is required of believers, unless submission to government would be sin.

Above all this book looks to make much of Christ Jesus the Lord in these hard times within which we have lived and in which we yet live.


This is the book I wish I’d had in the Spring of 2020 to put in believers’ hands to explain in detail, from the Scriptures, what in general our church elders and church had been and were doing and why, in response to the health orders.
But this book is vitally about so much more that masking orders. It really speaks to the issues of the supremacy and clarity of Scripture, how to do interpretation and apply what the Bible says about a hot ethical topic, and it challenges how our often ill-informed but very loud consciences can cause us to go against God’s express will all while thinking we’re fulfilling it.

Elder/pastor Eric Peterman, Editor

– Hardcopy soon to be released –

About the Author

Tim Todd has a B.S. degree in Computer Science and Mathematics with seminary training in NT Greek and in hermeneutics. He resides in Northern California with his wife and often you will find him at a local coffee shop studying the scriptures, primarily looking to see Christ. Tim is an active member of the body of Christ at Grace Bible Fellowship in Redwood Valley.

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