God Ordains the Governing Authorities in our Lives. Romans 13:1. Romans 13:1. Let every soul [person] be subject unto the higher [governing] powers [authorities]. For there is no power but of God: The powers that be are ordained of God.
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God Ordains the Governing Authorities in our Lives
When Paul told the Christians to submit to the governing authorities who was in charge at Rome?
Why must we obey secular, pagan governing authorities?
Tells Christians to obey an authority figure who is a heathen because He is ordained of God.
How involved is our Sovereign God?
Where did Paul get this understanding of God’s role in human affairs?
The Old Testament is the
Foundation for the New Testament
In America God uses/controls the vote to ordain the governing authorities.
That God’s Sovereignty is based on his foreknowledge of the future. That is not what the Bible teaches.
If God’s sovereignty was based on foreknowledge,
the verse would speak of God’s knowledge of Joseph’s decision.
Persian King (559–530 BC)
Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Daniel chapter 4 is a letter from King Nebuchadnezzar to all people, nations and languages on the planet.
Consider the Irony
That in Daniel 3 the same group of people received an order to bow to an image of gold are now being told…
Vs. 1-3 contain the introduction with vs. 4 beginning the historical narrative.
What we can’t see must be utterly beyond our comprehension.
The Bible never presents God’s Sovereignty as a fatalistic determinism yet it never leaves any doubt concerning God’s authority. The king can repent.
Hold Your Place in Daniel 4
Go to Luke 12:16-21
Its all grace.
The absence of the fear of God in America is a direct result of the church’s minimization and marginalizing of God’s Sovereignty.
What is the single exception to obeying God-ordained governing authorities?
Who are the God-ordained authority figures in your life that you are struggling with?
The 3 Most Important Foundational Truths in the OT: