“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”
King James Version (KJV)
Brianna's comment on 2015-01-05 03:55:00:
Technically this scripture could be applied to many forms of atrocity such as teachers and parents, but it primarily talks about government. These translations used, kind of make it seem like God created human governments to rule over other humans. Another translation puts it this way : Let every person be in subjection to the superiorauthorities, for there is no authority except by God the existingauthorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. Brants comment did such an awesome job of explaining how human rulers came about. The nation of Israel had leaders, relatively, but everything was through God. He never intended for humans to rule themselves. He was going to be our rightful ruler. The Israelites gave that up and thus we have our governments today. Jehovah God allows them to exist for the simple fact of bringing order. But, when his day arrives those corrupt systems will also be destroyed along with Satan and the rest of his system.
Vanessa's comment on 2013-12-05 18:11:07:
Everyone needs be subject to the ones that have rule over you. It can be your parents, teachers, ministers or whomever that have authority over you. All authority come from God. Some people are place in our lives to make us come higher in God. Be obedient to God and the ones that have rule over you so one day you will wear that crown.
Phyllis's comment on 2013-12-03 02:35:06:
If taken as a commandment, this passage would condemn the American War for Independence against Great Britain. Our founding fathers would have been in disobedience to God. In the context of the time, the early Church had to be wise in their dealings with hostile governments in order to survive. The only authority that the Church is subject to is the Bible.
rob's comment on 2013-10-22 15:10:43:
I think AA and other religions misuse the term and that it is from the New Age religion which I don't and won't endorse. To me this is blasemphy!
Brant's comment on 2013-04-28 08:25:39:
When God's rule is rejected, as it first was civilly in the First Book of Samuel, then we are subject to the rule of men. That is when each of us refuse to live the way we know we should,in love and in peace, in God's grace. To love the Lord our God with all of our heart, all of our soul,all of our strength,and all of our mind. And to love our neighbor as our self. We relinquish our freedoms to the degree we relinquish our responsibility to obey this command. We are warned in the eight chapter of First Samuel of the consequences of human rule and the eleventh chapter of Zechariah of the what was to come. As Israel rejected God for a human King,as the Jews rejected Christ as Savior, so we lose are freedom by rejecting the Word of God. It is by this that man is subjected to the powers that be, it is his own doing.
Mac's comment on 2013-03-03 15:51:32: