I’m not a little troubled by Romans 13! It begins by quoting all the reasons we have Government. The worst part of this chapter, for me, is that governments are put in place by God.
With all the sad, sad news I’ve read about governments around the world passing laws so that sins of the flesh are indulged, I wonder: was that instituted by God?
I know we are warned not to say: “God has tempted me” because He cannot be tempted by anything or anyone. James 1:13. (Ooh, look! I’ve found a new Bible study site!)
We have to be careful to do what Romans 13 says, although we are not to go against what God, our Father says. We do not put up with things that are wrong.
I can see a time where those verses in Mark 13, (also found in Matthew 24 and Luke 21) where we, as believers will have to stand before these people again. Indeed, for many – this has already happened. Especially in England and America. By certain ‘laws’, Christ is slowly being kicked out of our countries. If He was here now, as He was in days of yore; the cry to crucify Him would go up again, more than tenfold. You can see the truth of that all around you.
After talking about government, we are then admonished to live as we confess. It’s getting tougher by the day to carry that out.
How are you doing?