The authority of God

Where everyone has an opinion about how to handle issues relating to what has become a crisis, and frankly your opinion is just one among many other community opinions, so lets honour and pray for our leaders.  These are trying times.

By the way, this is all new territory for our political leaders as it is for us, and each day brings a new challenge, so the decision today could be changed tomorrow. Please be patient.

 

ROMANS 13: 1-5 (NIV)

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.


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