Romans 13.1-2 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
I will be the first to admit that I have an issue with this particular scripture. I have heard many Christians refer to Romans 13 as a call to blindly follow and pray for the leadership that has been elected into office. This is absolutely untrue – it has to be, for we have free will. Should we pray for these godless leaders that are put into office? Yes, we should pray that they are removed.
It is our job as God’s people to ensure that godly and morally correct men and women get elected into office. If a godless majority in any society is allowed to have free reign, then we are subject to godless leadership who will serve to destroy everything that we hold dear. Does this mean that God has put these people into office and we should obey them? I already hear the resounding “NO!”, and it is at it’s loudest today.
Our rights as Christians are being systematically abused and taken away by an increasingly godless society, and it is time to fight for Who’s right. We are currently in the most groundbreaking political struggle that has been seen in a very long time. Denominations aside and nominations ahead, it is most clear who is serving God and who is not. I know many Christians who don’t even vote, thinking that it does not matter. Could this be one of the reasons why these godless men are being put into office?
As for Romans, there are many biblical scholars who question that Paul even wrote this particular scripture. This is not the venue for that discussion. My point is that it is time to stand up as Christians for the Truth that we believe in and make our voices heard. Get out there and vote today but first, as you enter that little booth of red, white and blue, pray that He gives you guidance and discernment into who the righteous candidate is and that His will truly be done when the day ends.