BLOGS: Justin Taylor The Government’s Sword as an Instrument of God’s Wrath Justin Taylor | May 2, 2011 Share Share Tweet Tweet Email Thank you for subscribing. Please make sure all fields are filled out. More By Justin Charles Spurgeon’s Battle with Depression An Interview with Paul on What’s Wrong with Us Why John Was Not a Baptist: The 7 Irreconcilable Differences Between John Bunyan and the Baptists The Disciples Didn’t Bail on Jesus Because of Judas A Ukrainian Pastor’s One-Word Answer on What He Is Learning in These Days of War “[A governing authority] not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.” —Romans 13:4Advertise on TGC Justin Taylor is executive vice president for book publishing and publisher for books at Crossway. He blogs at Between Two Worlds and Evangelical History. You can follow him on Twitter. Thank you for subscribing. Please make sure all fields are filled out.