Romans 13



Romans 13 has been used by tyrants to corrupt Christians into being blindly obedient to authority.

Should have Christians in 1933 blindly followed Hitler? Should Christian colonists blindly supported King George III? Should enslaved & oppressed African Americans submitted in 1861 and 1961? Was Reverend Martin Luther King wrong to resist Jim Crow laws?!

Romans  13:

13 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. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

Mark 12:17  When Jesus was asked, if taxes should be paid to Rome:  ”And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

Truth: The Bible is filled with stories about the righteous rebelling from enslavement. Jesus turned the “money lenders” tables as they were violating the LAW of Moses which forbid usury. Today, corrupted Christians would want Jesus arrested.


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