The Romans 13 Dilemma

By the Blood of the Lamb

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Commentary by Watchman73:

Do you struggle with Romans 13? Does this chapter ever come up in discussions about our government and our role as Christians?

Romans 13: 1-7 (KJV)

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.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

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:

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…

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One thought on “The Romans 13 Dilemma

  1. Paul October 31, 2017 / 6:37 AM

    It’s a simple text to understand. The scary part is the word ‘damnation’ in verse 2. The Greek word for damnation is Krima. Which means to have a judge pass sentence upon you in a court of law. It has nothing to do with losing our salvation and being thrown into hell. A Christian cannot lose his salvation no matter how disobedient he is.

    We are to respect earthly authorities and never bad-mouth our leaders in word or thought (Eccl. 10.20). Show them respect and we should have no trouble. If we do end up being persecuted in court for our faith, then it will bring glory to God.

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