Separation of Church and State is a historical Baptist doctrine: 1. Rulers are appointed of God. (Daniel 2:21; 4:17, 25, 32; 5:21.) 2. Rulers are the servants of God (not sons) Romans 13:1-4 3. Rulers are appointed to suppress the evil and protect the good. (Romans 3:13) They are to execute wrath on evil doers. (Genesis 9:5-6, Romans 13:4) 4. The church is the representive body of Jesus Christ on earth. (Matthew 16:18-19) The Church serves as ambassadors, calling men to experiance rebirth in him. (Luke 2:14, 2 Corinthians 5:20) 5. The church are strangers and pilgrims in this land, who are called to honor rulers. (Romans 13:7, 1 Peter 2:17) We're to pray for them. (1Timothy 2:1-3)And pay taxes. (Romans 13:6-7) Be subject unto their rules when it does not contradict the word of God. (Romans 13:1, 5; Titus 3:1) We must rememer that our first allegiance is to God. (Acts 4:19, 5:29) 6. Strangers, and pilgrims have no right to engage in the political activities of the country in which they live.