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Christian Indifference and Romans 13

As a Christian I often have to be sure that my political ideologies jive with my faith. Recently I've been confronted with Romans 13.

1 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.

2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

After several weeks of research and soul searching I decided to take this topic head on. Anyone who is interested in a strong Bible based defense of the liberty movement is invited to read, Christian Indifference and Romans 13


Additionally check out Chuck Baldwin's article: ROMANS 13 REVISITED http://www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin494.htm

I think he actually has a book on the topic.

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The damnation would come from the Government Not God.

Now in 2008, the Christians were praying very hard that the best man would win. So thereby God had Obama win. I believe God did not want McCain cause McCain wanted to bomb Iran. ("Bomb,bomb , bomb Iran").
Now the Christians are again praying real hard for the best man to win. I think for 2008, Obama was the best pick of those possible. God does not make mistakes. From everything I read and hear on TV, it sounds like Obama, though not a saint, is the one that is less greedy, less war like, smarter, cares more about the poor and downtrodden, and is better suited for the job to lead the USA. But God will put a stop to any ruler that goes too far, as he did with King Nebachanezzer. Still, if God wants Romney and thinks Romney is best for our time, Romney will win. If God prefers say Gary Johnson and thinks he is the best man, God can move mountains and make it happen.

My understanding is that it's

My understanding is that it's up to us to either follow God's instructions or not. God told the Israelites not to have a king. He gave them all the reasons why having a king was a bad idea. Yet, ultimately they chose a king over God. Following your logic, based on the outcome, a King must have been what was best for the Israelites since God allowed it happen. That really doesn't make sense does it?

Taken to it's logical end, you seem to be saying, there is no point to being politically active. God will ultimately bring about those things which he chooses. All we can do is get in his way.

When things happen (Romney becomes president/Obama wins) it would seem to me that God is not endorsing the winner, as you suggest, Rather, he's allowing us to screw everything up.

Who are the powers? Youtube vid tells it like it is

A humble guy, John, preaches.


Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
C. S. Lewis