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The Bible says that God puts leaders in place and that all authority is from God, but have you ever wondered to yourself "Should we always submit to governing authorities, or are there some exceptions, such as abuse of power?" If so, you're not alone and you are in the right place.
Romans chapter 13 has some of the most clear and yet hotly-debated 'God and government' verses in the whole Bible and they have been used to steer and persuade churches throughout history by secular authorities. Paul's letter, written from Corinth in around 56 AD to the church at Rome (and to us), is one of mammoth theological exhortation. We have a duty therefore to ask what Romans 13 really means and how does it apply today? ...Especially in the advent of Covid 19 and its implications for and on the Church.
It is my strong conviction that this Bible chapter has been greatly misunderstood by many and misused by governments and Christian leaders alike (Nazi Germany, anyone?). We need to consider what it actually means and how it applies to us in a practical sense, in our modern, ever-changing, tumultuous world, especially post-Covid. After all, we have one life and we want to live it well for Jesus, so we can hear those words "Well done, good and faithful servant" when our Lord returns. Amen?
I wrote my book 'Romans 13 and Covid 19' and set up this website to 'revive' the true meaning of the 13th Chapter of Romans - in context and properly understood, to bring honour and obedience to our Lord. I write with intention to equip the Body of Christ at this time, thereby increasing our chances of revival in our churches. I, like you I'm sure, long to see many souls saved before the world as we know it ends and Christ's reign takes its glorious full effect!
I am not a pastor nor church leader but I am a keen Bible and theology student and the Lord has gifted me with discernment and insight in these times, as well as a strong interest in Church-State relations and deep study of Romans 13 over several years now. My testimony involves coming out of a complex background of spiritual and medical deception and I have drawn on that experience and insight on assessing the Covid situation and Church response. I've interviewed many Christian leaders and Pastors from around the world to contribute their views and add differing and in-the-field perspectives and example 'case studies', which you may find useful - especially since much of the Church has been quite silent and complicit on all things Covid and beyond.
I've created Romans13Revival.com to be a comprehensive resource for you on living fully, freely and wisely in Christ in this hour. Here are some of the topics you'll find articles, insights and discussion on:
In my view, there are three sections within this chapter of Paul's letter to the Romans.
1-7 are the verses about submitting to authority and the scope and limits of civil government. Verses 8-10 talk about Christian love and Romans 11:-14 exhorts on the imminency of Christ's return and the need to walk holy and in the Spirit, not after the flesh.
We know that our triune God is sovereign over all things, including the authorities set in place over us. Does this mean that, as Christians, we should we always submit to authority out of reverence to our Lord? What are the four different types of authority instituted by God? What about God's authority over rulers? What about abuse of power and when rulers would cause us to sin? What other Bible verses can we look to on this issue?
What does civil disobedience mean? Do we have a right to disobey leaders in certain circumstances? Is it legitimate opposition? Why is civil disobedience important? What are some examples from history, the Bible and today? What about those pastors being arrested for civil disobedience? We'll explore.
An in-depth theological examination of Romans 13: 1 and 2, as the key verses on subjection to governing authorities, with some interesting insights and distinctions on 'resisting' and 'rebelling'. We also dive into the full 'submit to authority' Romans 13: 1 though 7 text, verse-by-verse. Whilst many preachers fear to tread on this controversial topic, we'll look at homiletics (fancy word for preparation and delivery of a sermon) on Romans Chapter 13 and in relation to our current 'Covid crisis' and heading into the 'Great Reset'. You'll find some sermons on this chapter from a handful of wonderful preachers speaking helpfully and courageously to these times .
A verse-by-verse look at this second section of the chapter, on the need for us to love our neighbour as a fulfilment of the law.
A verse-by-verse look at this third section of the chapter, on waking up out of slumber, casting off the works of darkness, and putting on the armour of light. This is desperately relevant to the time we find ourselves living in and the circumstances we have to navigate!
A wonderful, encouraging very popular verse that ties in well with Romans 13. You'll also find some printable images of Romans 15:13 and other verses from Romans.
What about Romans 13 and mask mandates, lockdowns, PCR tests, experimental injections, church closures and 'online church'? Are these things good, acceptable and permissible or evil, unholy and abominable? What should be our stance? Should we obey these things and are there any scenarios when we are required to say, along with Peter in Acts 5:29, "We ought to obey God rather than men"?
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