posted on Oct, 14 2010 @ 03:01 PM
What is wrong with this passage of Scripture? In this world that is very prone to barbarism, anarchy and evil, governments exist to be a restraint to
that evil. The reality that a government restrains chaos and promostes civilization doesn't mean that it is in and of itself "good" or right. It is
simply a tool who primary purpose is to avoid chaos and promote the growth of mankind.
No sane person would argue that Paul and the early church would support from a moral or religious perspective the Roman government ruling over him at
the time of this writing. A polytheistic, morally perverse society.
Paul is trying to teach a very persecuted and downtrodden group questioning the Roman government a simple truth. A truth that history itself would
When the Roman Empire fell, the period therafter is known to us as? The DARK AGES. Humanity regressed in nearly every way imaginable after Rome's
Yes, it deed reach such a point of corruption and falsehood that it had to die and did.
Paul is teaching the church that their lives should be consumed with growing in God and supporting each other, not in politics. In other words, God
is in control and empires will rise and fall but in them and through them and after them, His purpose will remain.
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