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I've posted this probably 10

I've posted this probably 10 times in the last several years, guess I'll post it again.
The Bible is LITTERED throughout with mistranslations...thank you King James.

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And for the TRUE meaning of Romans 13, let's look at the original word in the Greek text that is translated "power" in Romans 13.

"Exousia", which the translators of King James translated as "power", has a primary definition: "power of choice, liberty of doing as one pleases"

Indeed, when we look at non biblical authors of the time, "liberty", "freedom of choice" was the common definition of the word "Exousia".

The Greek Glossary of Aristotelian Terms states that exousia means "right".
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-politics

Aristotle actually exemplifies its use in the statement, "The right (exousia) to do anything one wishes..."
http://paul.bullen.com/BullenLawmakers.html

And in Plato's notes "Greek words for freedom (is) eleutheros (liberal/Free), exousia (Freedom/Power to do something), ..."
http://www.uiowa.edu/~lsa/bkh/lla/plato

Again in Bryn Mawr's Classical Review we see, "Enomaos maintained that we are absolutely masters of the most necessary things (52-53). Brancacci notices that the term used by Enomaos to refer to human freedom is not the typical Cynic one (eleutheria), but exousia, which expresses 'the new concept of freedom in opposition to the already defunct and unhelpful eleutheria'."
(Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2001.08.19 On this issue, see S. Bobzien, Determinism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy, Oxford 1998, chap. 6 (not quoted by Brancacci, but listed in the bibliography)http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2001/2001-08-19.html

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher liberty. For there is no liberty but of God: the liberties that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth (opposes) the liberty, resisteth (opposes) the ordinance of God: and they that resist (sets one's self against) shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the liberty? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same.” Romans 13: 1,3

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