The Book of Romans – Rebelling against Authority

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“Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.” Romans 13:1-2

As citizens of the world, God has ordained the use of governments to protect and defend us. Even a bad government is better than no government. God has instituted these entities to provide peace and order to its citizens. Because of this we should submit ourselves under the authorities that were placed over us and live peaceably. How in the world can God tell us that we should submit to a corrupt government? As born again Christians, we have put our trust and our lives in the hands of God. Should we not trust that God knows what He is doing with our government? I have to wonder at times but I must put my trust in God that He is still in control.

As Christians, we have a responsibility to vote wisely. We should be voting and choosing our candidates based on who aligns most closely with scriptural principals and guidelines. The scripture has given us the basis by which to live. “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.  And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.” (1 Peter 1:3-4) Through the knowledge of God and his principals we have everything we need to live a godly life. By knowing these things we will escape the corruption and deceitfulness in the world. This Biblical principal also applies to our government. If we elect men and women who know the scriptures and create laws based on this principal, then we will live peaceably as a nation and escape corruption. Our forefathers understood this and that is why this nation was founded as a Christian nation and has been incredibly blessed.

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