LET EVERY person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God’s appointment (Romans 13:1 AMP)
Paul clearly states in Romans 13:1 that only God can give authority to anyone, and so “EVERY person” (all believers) is obligated to be subject to the governing authorities. God Himself put these rulers in their places of power. They are there by God’s appointment.
He went on to say in verse 2 that those who disobey or rebels against the authorities are disobeying and rebelling against what God has ordained, and they will be punished. Continue reading