Question & answer Truth about Being Subject To Governing Authorities & the laws Of the Land…Romans 13:1-14 …Im sick of the political arena On The News Im not About Politics But People need a spiritual aspect ..Gods will
Government is one of the facts of life in this world. All of human history has shown that we need to be governed. Not surprisingly, the Bible speaks to government. Here are five things the Bible teaches us.*Challies.com*
Every government is put in place by God.
John 19:11(HCSB)11 “You would have no authority over Me at all,” Jesus answered him, “if it hadn’t been given you from above. This is why the one who handed Me over to you has the greater sin.”
Romans 13:1(HCSB)Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God.
God uses even sinful governments to do his will.
Jeremiah 25:8-9(HCSB)8 “Therefore, this is what the Lord of Hosts says: ‘Because you have not obeyed My words, 9 I am going to send for all the families of the north’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘and send for My servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and I will bring them against this land, against its residents, and against all these surrounding nations, and I will completely destroy them and make them a desolation, a derision, and ruins forever.
Acts 4:27-28(HCSB)27 “For, in fact, in this city both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, assembled together against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, 28 to do whatever Your hand and Your plan had predestined to take place.
We ought to pray for those who govern us.
1 Timothy 2:1-2(HCSB)First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.
We should honor and submit to those who govern us.
Jesus said to them, Mark 12:17(HCSB)17 Then Jesus told them, “Give back to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were amazed at Him.
Romans 13:1-7(HCSB)Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God. 2 So then, the one who resists the authority is opposing God’s command, and those who oppose it will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have its approval. 4 For government is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, because it does not carry the sword for no reason. For government is God’s servant, an avenger that brings wrath on the one who does wrong. 5 Therefore, you must submit, not only because of wrath, but also because of your conscience. 6 And for this reason you pay taxes, since the authorities are God’s public servants, continually attending to these tasks.7 Pay your obligations to everyone: taxes to those you owe taxes, tolls to those you owe tolls, respect to those you owe respect, and honor to those you owe honor.
1 Peter 2:13-17(HCSB)13 Submit to every human authority because of the Lord, whether to the Emperor[b] as the supreme authority 14 or to governors as those sent out by him to punish those who do what is evil and to praise those who do what is good. 15 For it is God’s will that you silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good. 16 As God’s slaves, live as free people, but don’t use your freedom as a way to conceal evil.
17 Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the Emperor.
All human governments will eventually end and Jesus will reign over everyone forever.
Isaiah 9:6-7(HCSB)For a child will be born for us,a son will be given to us,
and the government will be on His shoulders.He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 7 The dominion will be vast, and its prosperity will never end. He will reign on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish and sustain it with justice and righteousness from now on and forever. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will accomplish this.
Revelation 19:11-16(HCSB)11 Then I saw heaven opened, and there was a white horse. Its rider is called Faithful and True, and He judges and makes war in righteousness. 12 His eyes were like a fiery flame, and many crowns were on His head. He had a name written that no one knows except Himself. 13 He wore a robe stained with blood, and His name is the Word of God. 14 The armies that were in heaven followed Him on white horses, wearing pure white linen. 15 A sharp sword came from His mouth, so that He might strike the nations with it. He will shepherd[d] them with an iron scepter. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty. 16 And He has a name written on His robe and on His thigh:
KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
27BC-14AD: Augustus Caesar “The first Roman Emperor” He reigned during the life of Jesus Christ.
14AD-37AD: Tiberius “The Emperor who trusted Sejanus and lived in Capri”
37-41AD: Caligula “The Evil Emperor who proclaimed himself a god”
41-54AD: Claudius “The bumbling Emperor who married the infamous Messalina”
1 Thessalonians–A.D. 51
2 Thessalonians–A.D. 51-52
54-68AD: Nero “The mad tyrant who blamed the Christians for the burning of Rome” He wed Pythagoras in a formal same-sex wedding by first putting on a bridal veil that made Nero the “bride” and Pythagoras the “groom.”
Every symbol of a classical marriage was present at this ceremony: a dowry, marriage bed, torches, and witnesses. Tacitus, the great Roman historian who records the event, even alludes to the fact that Nero engaged in coitus with the man in front of all the guests, stating that “everything was public which even in a natural union is veiled by night.”
In A.D. 67 Nero ordered Sporus, a free man, to be castrated and then married to him. He allowed the boy to take the role of “bride” while Nero played the “groom.” After extravagant public ceremonies that were celebrated in both Greece and Rome, they lived together as supposed “husband” and “wife.”
According to Tacitus, Nero engaged in “every filthy, depraved act, licit or illicit.” During his reign he captured Christians and, after fixing them to stakes, burned them in his garden at night for a source of light. He is known for numerous brutal executions, including that of his own mother. He committed suicide in June of 68.
1 Corinthians–A.D. 55
2 Corinthians–A.D. 55-56
Romans– A.D. 56
1 Timothy–A.D. 62-64
1 Peter–A.D. 64-65
2 Timothy–A.D. 66-67
2 Peter–A.D. 67-68
68-69AD: Galba “The old man the first in the Year of the four Emperors”
69AD: Otho “The greedy ruler who lasted just three months” Timeline
69AD: Vitellius “The man who killed his dissolute son” Timeline
69-79AD: Vespasian “The Emperor who built the Colosseum” Timeline
79-81AD: Titus “The Emperor who destroyed the temple in Jerusalem”
81-96AD: Domitian “The evil emperor who murdered thousands of Christians” Domitian ordered himself to be styled the “Lord and God,” and was worshiped with divine honors. Christians were murdered in great numbers during the reign of the tyrant Domitian. Among the numerous martyrs that suffered during this persecution was Simeon, bishop of Jerusalem, who was crucified; and St. John, who was boiled in oil, and afterward banished to Patmos. At that time a group of pagans were celebrating the feast of Catagogion, a festival in which they carried images of their gods about the streets. Timothy met and scolded them for their idolatry. Timothy was quoted as saying, “Do as you please!
And what if pleases you is a trap? What if it is a bond that will take your life from you before you have even lived and chain you to regret and dissatisfaction? Jesus came that you might have life and life abundantly! Why accept the chains of sin when you can live free in His Spirit!”They beat him with clubs, and he died two days later.
1 John–A.D. 90-95, 2 John–A.D. 90-95, 3 John–A.D. 90-95 ,Revelation—A.D. 94-96