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Romans 13

Does the book of Romans, chapter 13 teach us Christians that we are to submit to all Government and that by not doing so we are sinning in the eyes of God?

Romans 13 (New King James Version)

Romans 13
Submit to Government
 1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. 5 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

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Here is a great video series about Romans 13 by Pastor Butch Paugh. By the way, he's putting on a conference in West Virginia with other great speakers and pastors such as Chuck Baldwin Aug 7th and 8th. Check our calendar for more info!

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