Comment: Touche, My bad, I failed to follow your logic regarding the NIV.

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Touche, My bad, I failed to follow your logic regarding the NIV.

But, I do not know why we need to change the word power to liberty. The word power was used by both

Tyndale: http://beta.biblestudytools.com/tyn/romans/13.html

And Wycliff: http://beta.biblestudytools.com/wyc/romans/13.html

Neither one translated the word “Power” to the word “Liberty.”

Also I see that the Geneva Bible notes from the 1560 indicate that the Pope was out of place because he had set himself up above the authority of the Kings: http://beta.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/geneva-study-bi...

You said: “But I believe God wants us to be completely free from government, that he wants to be our KIng, our Head of government, so that we may be free from tyrants. Isn't that what the whole bible is about. Kings, tyrants, fleeing tyranny into liberty, having no gods (Kings, magistrates, judges) before God? Taking care of the needy by freewill offering so that compelled "tithing" does not become a snare to our liberty?”

Friend, God is my King today, tomorrow, and forever. God IS King. God IS MY King. No government, no person, no entity can remove God from His Kingship. I can, however, choose to set myself up as king in my own life and do as I will and as I please and rebel against God’s Kingship.

Jesus taught about the kingdom of heaven:

Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus taught us how to conduct ourselves in the Kingdom of God:
Matthew 5:1-10:1 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

King Jesus is my God, but there will be a day when He is established as an earthly King and He will rule the nations with a Rod of Iron.

• Revelation 19:15 KJV
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Until then I believe the Scriptures give clear indication to be careful like Paul and like David (who would not lift his hand against the Lord’s anointed, King Saul even though God never intended for His people to have a human King):

Acts 23:1 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. 2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth. 3 Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? 4 And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God's high priest? 5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people.

http://beta.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/geneva-study-bi...

Paul was referencing this Written Word of God:
Exodus 22:28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

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