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“Student Driver”

Categories: GOVERNMENT, RELATIONSHIPS
     Is it a sin against God to drive a car without a driver’s license?  I have my learner’s license, but I still drive my car on my own.  I am a born-again Christian, and I have given my life to Christ, but I want to know if I am sinning against God.

Sincerely,
Behind The Wheel

Dear Behind The Wheel,

God tells us that as Christians, we must obey the laws of the land in which we live.  Rom 12:1-2 says that God is the one that puts all governments in place, and we are to be in subjection to those governments.  The only exception to that rule would be if the government creates laws that would be immoral to follow (like forced abortions or banning Bibles).  In that case, we obey God rather than men (Acts 5:29).  In your circumstance, if you only have a learner’s license, you should only drive when and how the learner’s license allows.