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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 recieve themselves to damnation."
3 "For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:"
4 "For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon them that doeth evil."
5 "Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake."
6 "For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing."
7 "Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to who custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour."
8 "Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law."
9 "For this, thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shall not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."
10 "Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."
11 "And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed."
12 "The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light."
13 " Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wontonness, not in strife or envying."
14 "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof."
1 "Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. the authorities that exist have been established by God."
2 "Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgement upon theselves."
3 "For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you."
4 "For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is god's Servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer,"
5 "Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishnment but also because of conscience."
6 "This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. "
7 "Give everyone what you owe him: if you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if resoect then respect, if honour, then honour."
"Love, for the day is near"
8 "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law."
9 "The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not commit murder," Do not steal," "Do not covet,"and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love yourneighnor as yourself."
10 "Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is fulfillment of the law."
11 "And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake from your slumber, because salvation is nearer now then we first believed."
12 "The night is almost over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light."
13 "Let us nehave decently, as in the day time, not in orgies and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy."
14 "Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature."
1 "All of you must yield to the government rulers. Noone rules unless God has given him the ower to rule, and no one rules now without that power from God."
2 "So those who are against the government are really against what God has commanded. And they will bring punishment on themselves."
3 "Those who do right do not have to fear the rulers; only those who do wrong fear them. Do you want to be unafraid of the rulers? Then do what is right, and they will praise you."
4 "The ruler is God's servant to help you. But if you do wrong then be afraid. He has the power to punish; he is God's servant to punish those who do wrong."
5 "So you must yield to the government, not only because you know you might be punished, but becasue you know it is right."
6 "This is also why you pay taxes. Rulers are working for God, and give their time to their work."
7 "Pay everyone, then what you owe. If you owe any kind of tax, pay it. Show respect and honor to them all."
8 "Do not owe people anything, except always to love each other, becasue the person who loves others has obeyed the law."
9 " The law says, "You must not be guilty of adultery. You must not murder anyone. You must not steal. You must not want to take your neighbors things." All these commands and all others are really only one rule. "Love your neighbor as you love yourself.""
10 "Love never hurts a neighbor, so loving is obeying the law."
11 "Do this because we live in an important time. It is now time for you to wake from your sleep, becasue our salvation is now nearer than we first believed."
13 "The "night" is almost finished, and the "day" is almost here.So we should stop doing things that belong to the darkness and take up the weopons used for fighting in the light. We should not have wild parties or get drunk. there should be no sexual sins of any kind, no fighting or jealousy."
14 "But clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ and forget about satisfying your sinful self."
Originally posted by 12.21.12
In other words I can think of many circumstances when doing the right thing is considered illegal, as in the evolution of Romans 13 this is quite clear. Obviously these modern adaptions are teaching to fear authority rather than question it.
Originally posted by autowrench
God did not write any books
Originally posted by autowrench
men wrote the Bible(s) all of them, and those in power use that to scare you and control you, and...it is still working after all these years!
Originally posted by colec156
Are you sure that God himself / herself / entity actually wrote any of the books that appear in the holy bible ?????