‘Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which has established.

The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so bring judgment on themselves…

Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your

They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.

This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them…

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.’

from 13:1-10

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  1. Malcolm Dent

    But what if you are a citizen in a country that governs in an immoral and wicked fashion? Some might suggest such countries as Russia and China!