Romans 13 doesn't mean that the political establishment is beyond reproach. True or false?
Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. FOR THERE IS NO AUTHORITY EXCEPT FROM GOD, AND THE AUTHORITIES THAT EXIST ARE APPOINTED BY GOD.
All human authorities are appointed by God.
But it doesn't mean that the political establishment is beyond reproach, and they cannot expect to go unpunished if they have acted wrongly, e.g. Pharaoh, Herod and Pilate, etc.
That all human authorities are appointed by God doesn't mean that the domestic and foreign policy agenda is 'perfect', but the political manifesto is often flawed in fundamental terms.
Consequently, 1 Corinthians 15:24-28 says that Christ would return to destroy all human authorities to have them replaced by his own regime instead.
Simply, because the human authorities in Romans 13 are not 'perfect' by a long chalk.
Although the interim human authorities are appointed by God in Romans 13 the various laws they have created are not perfectly acceptable in the eyes of God.
Ultimately, God will destroy the interim laws and policies which are not acceptable to Him in order to establish his Kingdom.
True or false?
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