5 THEREFORE, IT IS NECESSARY
TO SUBMIT TO THE AUTHORITIES,
NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE PUNISHMENT
BUT ALSO BECAUSE OF CONSCIENCE.
6 This is also why you pay taxes,
For the Authorities are God's Servants,
Who give their full time to Governing.
(Romans 13:5, 6)
The apostle Paul admonishes us
To Submit to Governing Authorities.
While this is true in many respects,
It is Not True
When the Authorities require that we do
That which is Against God and His Word.
What is against God and His Word
Sends those who do so to Hell,
And God does not want us in Hell
By Obeying Governing Authorities;
That would be Absurd.
John the Baptist had to tell the Governing Authority
That it was not Right, before God, to have his brothers wife.
Christ Jesus had to tell the Governing Authorities
That they were Not Right before God and His Word.
As Christians, our First Duty
Is Obedience to the TRUTH,