Romans 13:1 and Covid-19
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God. Consequently, whoever resists authority is opposing what God has set in place, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
I keep hearing Romans 13:1 being thrown around as a reason to accept these disgusting, illegal actions from our governor.
The word Paul uses in Romans 13:1 means to submit. He did not use the word that means to obey.
The followers of Jesus deliberately disobeyed laws that conflicted with God’s commands, BUT they submitted to the authorities by accepting the legal consequences of their actions—remember, many of the disciples ended up in prison. Please also remember that as far back as the book of Exodus, the Hebrew midwives refused to carry out the Pharaoh’s disgusting order to murder newborn babies.
Man’s law cannot be our ultimate moral guide.
As Christians, the law cannot be our ultimate moral guide. Slavery was legal, the holocaust was legal. Segregation and Apartheid—both legally sanctioned. Abortion is legal.
There’s going to come a time when all believers will have to stand against evil. And when that happens, we will submit to the consequences of standing for what is Holy. The law does not dictate our morality. God does.
Here’s another thing to note: Our government, in America, is unique. The American Government is We the People. Our constitution not only enables us to stand up against big government overreach, but it commands us to.
It is our duty as the citizenry to carry out our role of protecting our Constitutional Republic by refusing to accept government overreach. We were told by our founding fathers that if we failed to carry out this duty as We the People, we would lose our Great Republic.
This is what we are witnessing now. It’s tragic. It’s heartbreaking. It’s morally wrong.
Some may say, “But our officials are not telling us to go against the word of God.”
I strongly disagree. We Christians are to care for the sick, the weak, the elderly, the widows, the oppressed. NOT lock them away, to die alone as if they were criminals. That is unacceptable.
The bottom line is this: Our supposed leaders are gaslighting on a global scale and forcing Americans to perpetuate their lies. They are using lies, propaganda, and illegal mandates to force Americans to take part in this devastating attack against our own beautiful Republic.
This is unacceptable.
Please know that I believe everything we do should be done in love. We need to act on our convictions from the Lord, in love.
I’m Renee White – Author, Christian Life Coach, and Creator of the Peace Secured Study for Christian Women.
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