The Bible contains truths regarding everything that happens in our lives. This is also true of laws and regulations that impact our actions, including our interaction with others in cyberspace.
The Bible has much to say related to following appropriate laws and regulations. Romans 13:1–2 tells us:
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. (New International Version)
Compare the Romans passage to Acts 5:29: “Peter and the other apostles replied: ‘We must obey God rather than human beings!’” The context of the passage in Acts took place at a time when Peter and others were brought before the religious leaders of Jerusalem for preaching the Gospel of Christ.
- Review the material in the “Getting Started” section above, and read Romans 13:1–2 and Acts 5:29.
- Be sure to address the following prompts in your paper:
- Compare the two passages (Romans 13:1–2 and Acts 5:29). What are the similarities and differences between the two?
- How would the passage in Romans apply to issues related to cybercrime and other technology concerns? Feel free to share your personal view based on your cultural and religious background.
- How would this passage apply to your own life? Feel free to share your personal view based on your cultural and religious background.
- Your paper should be at least 250 words in length.