As it said in the bible in Romans 13 1:5 “Let 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.
Therefore he who resists and sets himself up against the authorities resists what God has appointed and arranged [in divine order]. And those who resist will bring down judgment upon themselves [receiving the penalty due them].
For civil authorities are not a terror to [people of] good conduct, but to [those of] bad behavior. Would you have no dread of him who is in authority? Then do what is right and you will receive his approval and commendation.
For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, [you should dread him and] be afraid, for he does not bear and wear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant to execute His wrath (punishment, vengeance) on the wrongdoer.
Therefore one must be subject, not only to avoid God’s wrath and escape punishment, but also as a matter of principle and for the sake of conscience.” and also in First Peters 2:18-19 “For one is regarded favorably (is approved, acceptable, and thankworthy) if, as in the sight of God, he endures the pain of unjust suffering.
[After all] what [f]kind of glory [is there in it] if, when you do wrong and are punished for it, you take it patiently? But if you bear patiently with suffering [which results] when you do right and that is undeserved, it is acceptable and pleasing to God.” Those verse also contradicts to verses in Daniel 3 in the bible and it was my first contradiction that I found in the bible.
This what got me worry while I was still a Christian and still a church goer. I said to myself “that is what role of life should be? following authorities without question.” That why we should think before obeying because it is common sense to think for yourself before accepting and believing.
Remember I not trying to get people to leave Christianity, I’m just addressing what the Romans 13 ideology is about. Why the Church Leader are indoctrinating the the followers with the Romans 13 ideology to obey the government without question, because God put them in power. If you’re one the Christians who go to those churches that use and pushes the Romans 13 ideology, you might need to find yourself another church that supports the human rights.
“The greater danger to yourself is to be sheep to government because governments can go bad. Reason and common sense are your greatest tool to free yourself from either the religious and legalism dogma.” Matthew Miller – Eco Liberty Blogger and founder of Eco Liberty.
As now a Humanist and a Atheist I support the right to be human being and a right to choose your religion and values as long you don’t deprive other individual’s life and valves. Eco Liberty is never about undermining nor promoting religion and all I do is to address the tyranny and indoctrination from the church leaders either in or out of government. So as human beings we can enjoy our life with justice and freedom also the value of nature.