Read Romans 13:1-7

No matter how we feel about the current, or past presidents, we must set those feelings aside and submit to their rule when it does not conflict with God’s law.

It may be hard to believe, but the same would be true if we lived in Syria, Egypt, or any other nation in the world.

It does make sense when you remember that God’s ultimate goal is peace within His law.

100,000 Syrians have been killed, 846 Egyptians were killed in revolution. 25,000 Americans were killed in the revolution against Britain, and 625,000 died in the civil war.

If people had submitted to authority, these lives may have been spared. Taking up arms against your own leaders is refusing to trust God. God loves and cares for us. There may be times when we are uncomfortable with those who rule over us, or we may even be persecuted, but we are still to submit.

Throughout history, religion has been blamed, justly or not, for war. Men have used religious beliefs to justify their greed and murderous desires. We must be more careful to keep God’s name from being attributed to sin than we are in keeping from sin.

Our God is the God of peace and justice. IN HIS TIME, He will dispense justice on those who oppress His people. It is us, His people who must spread His word and pray that His kingdom may be advanced on Earth as it is in Heaven.

“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.” – Romans 13:1-2

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