2.7.07

Romans 13, 1-7

In a discussion with my priest, who is from Kenya, we talked about why the elected officials could be so corrupt. he knows I am a confirmed Monarchist, but he has taken the side of democracy very often. We came discussing stem cell research, both of us being for the sactity of life, he stated that these politicians are only worried about being reelected, and therefore were more responsive to the voices of those who elected them than to God. My point being made I reminded him that the politicians no longer viewed God to whom they owed their authority...

Romans 13, 1-7

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Let every person be subordinate to the higher authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been established by God.

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Therefore, whoever resists authority opposes what God has appointed, and those who oppose it will bring judgment upon themselves.
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For rulers are not a cause of fear to good conduct, but to evil. Do you wish to have no fear of authority? Then do what is good and you will receive approval from it,
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for it is a servant of God for your good. But if you do evil, be afraid, for it does not bear the sword without purpose; it is the servant of God to inflict wrath on the evildoer.
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Therefore, it is necessary to be subject not only because of the wrath but also because of conscience.
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This is why you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, devoting themselves to this very thing.
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Pay to all their dues, taxes to whom taxes are due, toll to whom toll is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.