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Tuesday, November 6, 2012


It's Election Day!  After today the controversies, media debates, and political
ads will finally come to a stop and the next President of the United States will
 be decided. Millions of people are gathering at the polls to cast their votes.
 However, no matter your political affiliation, no matter who you vote for, and
no matter which man ends up taking office, there is something important for every
Christian to remember.

God's reminder comes to us from Romans 13:1, "Every person is to be in subjection
to the governing authorities.  For there is no authority except from God, and those
which exist are established by God."  There are three important phrases to emphasize
in this passage.

1) "Every person." Every person must submit to the government. There are no exceptions
to this command. This does not mean we agree with everything the government does,
but we must "submit to the governing authorities" nonetheless. Keep in mind this
 command was written to people under the corrupt, evil, and persecuting rule of
the Romans. We need to submit to our government, which is not nearly as bad as Rome's

2) "Established by God." Even though some evil and corrupt men have come into power
in times past, this verse clearly says God establishes the governing authorities
 (John 19:11). This certainly does not mean God accepts and stands behind the government's
decisions, Jesus sure didn't during His time, but God has at least allowed these
 people to come into power. Therefore, no matter who is chosen as the next president,
we must recognize God has placed this person into power and, as stated above, be
 in subjection to this man.

3) "No authority except from God." This is by far the most important phrase of this
verse.  No matter who is in charge, no matter what laws are passed, God is still
 in charge. None of the governing authorities would be in power at all if God did
not allow them to be. Our Lord is the ultimate authority in the world. As such,
this means God's laws come first even above ones established by our government that
may contradict Him.

It's easy to get emotionally attached to one candidate or another and become disheartened
if another is chosen. However, let's remember we still must stand in subjection
to the President and all governing authorities because God establishes them. We
are even called on to pray for such men (1 Timothy 2:2). Beyond all else though,
 let's draw comfort from the fact that our God is the King of kings, the Lord of
 lords, the Ultimate Authority, the Supreme Ruler, and the Perfect President.
Brett Petrillo

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