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        Romans 13:1
This verse, and all of verses 1-7 in this chapter confuse me. If all earthly rulers are instituted by God to do His will, then how can we explain what people like Hitler did? Clearly not all earthly rulers are good. Can anyone help me with this? 
Saturday, October 04, 2003 7:33:47 PM   lissa222
      re:Romans 13:1   
THXS for the insight, any vs come to mind on God saying this? 
Saturday, December 20, 2003 2:48:25 AM godsboy
      re:Romans 13:1   
We are always told to obey those that have rule over us, but only in the LORD.If their rules go aginst the word of God then we are bound to a higher power and authority.Obediance to God's word supersedes all man made laws----Dean 
Friday, October 17, 2003 1:37:03 PM meanodino

changed on Friday, October 17, 2003 2:03:29 PM

      re:Romans 13:1   
What happens when your husband tells you to smoke pot or snort crack...?? 
Thursday, October 16, 2003 4:07:23 PM godsboy
      re:Romans 13:1   
One thing you can look at is what Paul is focusing on throughout these verses. He talks more about the Power the person has, not the person themselves. Even if the ruler is evil, God gave him or allowed him to have the power that he has. You should obey them even if they are evil. Just look at how Jesus acted when he was acused by Pilot. He knew that he did nothing wrong (How could he? He is God!!), yet he obeyed the power that Pilot had over him in the governmental aspect.

Remember:John 5:5-12 Blessed are the MEEK: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the MERCIFUL: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the PEACMAKERS: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

We are supposed to be meek peacmakers, what ever persecution we withstand now is going to be a reward in heven.

Tuesday, October 07, 2003 8:43:32 PM chutas
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