Ro 13:1 . Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
Ro 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
Ro 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
Ro 13:4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Ro 13:6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
IS IT ABOUT POLITICAL LEADERS?
- “For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God”.
Should that suggest that all political powers are ordained of God?
Ho 8:3 Israel hath cast off [the thing that is] good: the enemy shall pursue him.
Ho 8:4 They have set up kings, but not by me:
So Israel as a country set up kings but not by God. Israel have theocratic rulers, though it is not political but is that applicable to political rulers as well, the setting up of rulers of a country not by god?
Ec 9:2 All [things come] alike to all: [there is] one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as [is] the good, so [is] the sinner; [and] he that sweareth, as [he] that feareth an oath.
So what happened to Israel that rulers are set up not by God is a similar event to all country, meaning, it could be possible likewise for other countries.
“All [things come] alike to all: [there is] one event to the righteous, and to the wicked”
So it is not true that all government leaders are set up or ordained by god as all these, political or theocratic, are in essence powers in the sense of being rulers of a country. The fact that god did not ordain all powers in those categories, therefore Romans13 was not speaking of them as the generally god-ordained powers.
IT THEREFORE SPEAKS ABOUT CHURCH LEADERS.
- “Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.”
Should that suggest that everything a ruler imposed as a law must not be resisted?
If a ruler imposed same sex marriage, it must not be opposed? Should Christians then accept same sex marriage?
NO, OF COURSE, BUT DOES IT NOT SUGGEST THAT GOD IS SUGGESTING SAME SEX MARRIAGE TO NON-CHRISTIANS? SO IS THAT NOT SUGGESTING THAT GOD CONTRIBUTES FOR THEIR ETERNAL HELL.
Note: same sex affairs was the reason god destroyed Sodom and gomorrah. It is not natural. It is vile affection.
For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
SUPPORTING THOSE WHO PRACTICE FORNICATION AND VILE AFFECTION MERITS HELL. SO A RULER SUPPORTING A LAW OF SAME SEX MARRIAGE (FORNICATION/VILE AFFECTION) MERITS HELL. IS THAT SOMEBODY ORDAINED BY GOD? SOMEONE DAMNED TO HELL?
Ro 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Ro 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Ro 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Ro 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only those who do the same, but those also who have pleasure (TO THINK IN COMMON) in them that do them.
The verse likewise said:
“do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:”
SAME SEX MARRIAGE AS THE RULER IMPOSED?
- “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.”
Terror in greek is phobos which means ALARM.
IF a ruler imposed same sex marriage, should not there be an alarm as it would bring someone more to sin and hell?
Surely, it is not for political leaders “NOT TO BE AN ALARM TO GOOD BUT TO EVIL” as they likewise imposed evil things such as same sex marriage and death penalty.
GOD DID NOT ORDAINED THEM TO IMPOSE EVIL SUCH AS THESE ACTS:
Re 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and IDOLATERS, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
IDOLATERS ARE THE ONES DOING IDOLATRY AS SAME SEX MARRIAGE.
Col 3:5 . Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
GOD WILL NOT ORDAIN RULERS WHO SUPPORTS EVIL THINGS TO CONTRIBUTES FOR PEOPLE TO GO TO HELL.
1Ti 2:3 For this [is] good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
1Ti 2:4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
Thus its not true that all these leaders are ordained by GOD. If so then, god supports same sex marriage, worship of Allah, child bride, divorce, death penalty, etc… In short, god supports evil. He supports Islam as true. He supports shariah and submission to Allah.
This reality makes it wrong. Therefore, Rom13 is not about government powers.
WHAT MAKES THEM THINK GOD ORDAINED ALL POLITICAL LEADERS?
- “for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath upon him that doeth evil”
Does that sound political?
What is the sword?
Jb 19:29 Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath [bringeth] the punishments of the sword, that ye may know [there is] a judgment.
The sword is a sword of judgment. Its speaking of judgment day and not the penalty given to a criminal by the law of the land.
Ps 149:6 . [Let] the high [praises] of God [be] in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
Ps 149:7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, [and] punishments upon the people;
Ps 149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
Ps 149:9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
In judgment day, the minister along the many saints would execute judgment by the sword, that is what it means by:
“for he is the minister of God, a revenger to [execute] wrath upon him that doeth evil”
- “For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing”
Many thinks that the powers ordained are political leaders. All powers ordained by god are all political leaders. What made them think so? Bec we have to PAY TRIBUTE OR TAX TO THEM as the verse suggests.
But is that really so?
PAY YE TRIBUTE in greek is phorous teleite which means TO END THE LOAD OR BURDEN
WE HAVE TO CONTRIBUTE IN ENDING THE LOAD OF A RULER.
As I want to say, this is referring to church leaders, one of their burden is to be financially liable for their members.
2C 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
We could end this burden by giving contributions as sanctioned in the bible.
SO IT IS NOT ABOUT PAYING TAXES AT ALL.
Bec if it speaks about government rulers as god-ordained powers including its laws such that it is likewise authoritative, then, it is therefore true that god supports sharia and its by-laws for Muslims, the worship of Allah.
Therefore, god supports Allah. It is not so. Therefore Rom13 is not about the literal government powers of a country but about religious leaders of the true church.
SO WHERE IS THE PROOF THAT ALL POWERS ORDAINED ARE POLITICAL LEADERS?
THE VERSES AFOREMENTIONED WERE ONLY FIT TO CHURCH LEADERS.™