By David Ettinger
To obey or not obey? When it comes to government, this is often a paradoxical question for Christians.
Perhaps the weightiest of the governmental passages is Romans 13:1-7. This passage clearly commands believers to obey their governmental leaders – but with a caveat. Christians are to obey government, but only when the government is doing its part, that is, fulfilling the purpose for which God created it.
Let’s take a brief look at several verses from Romans 13.
“Every person is to be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority…
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