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17th-Jan-2012 07:07 am
Romans 13:1
Amplified Bible (AMP)

Romans 13
1LET EVERY person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God's appointment.


This passage bears some need of study. What this is saying is that Hitler was ordained by God to rule Germany and massacre millions of Jews and other people. There is more to this passage that I am not seeing, or there is a missing context.
28th-Jan-2012 12:57 am (UTC)
1) In that example, wouldn't Hitler also have ceased to exist by God's appointment?

2) Perhaps "those that exist" refers strictly to the authorities allowed by God, and not to the people who fill those authorities. In other words, God provided the leadership positions, but mankind came up with different ways to appoint/elect/inherit those offices.
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