MANY Christians believe that all government is ordained by God. They also believe that we should “pray for our leaders” & be “subject to their authority”.
The challenge is many see the aforementioned thoughts in light of an “American/Democratic” lens. They don’t know that St. Paul was NOT referring to an AMERICAN or DEMOCRATIC process.
Do you believe that Adolph Hitler was appointed by God?
Do you believe that it was “God’s Will” for everyone in Germany to be “subject to his authority”?
Do you believe God appointed Hitler to kill people? If Hitler’s government was ordained by God, was America’s government ordained by God from 1941-1945?
If Hitler was ordained by God & Franklin D. Roosevelt was ordained by God, did GOD start World War II?
Who decides which “ordained” government & leader is “right”?
Was Castro’s Cuban government ordained by God? Was Sadaam Hussein’s Iraqi government ordained by God?
If God ordained Saddam Hussein, did America have a right to tear down what God “ordained” with Hussein in Iraq?
PLEASE be careful about putting God’s name on governmental leaders! God may honor government but PEOPLE select leaders!
If God ordains all governments, laws & leaders, did Rosa Parks DISOBEY GOD by refusing to give up her seat on that Bus in Montgomery, Alabama?
Was American slavery & the laws that gave blacks 3/5 humanity “ordained” by God? If so, am I disobeying God by refusing to accept 3/5 humanity today?
If God put Trump in office, who put Obama in office?
If you’re reading Romans 13 in support of Trump, did you read the same in support of Obama?
Some things God AUTHORIZES & other things God ALLOWS? God didn’t AUTHORIZE King Saul’s leadership, He ALLOWED it because the PEOPLE wanted it!!!!!!!
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Source: Dr. E. Dewey Smith Jr. / JOY105.com