Can we follow the instruction of Yahuwah and obey the government? All established government is based upon a theocracy, but the elohim being served is not always Yahuwah. As believers in a world that does not value righteousness, we must remain true to Yah, but we must walk a path of maturity, temperance, and self-control, empowered by the Ruach ha’Kodesh/Holy Spirit.

Romans from a Torah Covenant Perspective
– Chapter 13 • Part 2 –

Romans 13:5  Therefore it is necessary to be in submission—not only because of punishment but also because of conscience. 

Judeo-Christian interpretation: It’s the conscientious obligation of every believer to submit to government authority. period. 

In reality V.5 is telling us to submit to the Holy Spirit led conscience within the believer which will always lead one to the righteous judgments of יהוה. If a magistrate is established by Elohim, in harmony with the judgments of Elohim, as His minister, then we should likewise seek to be in harmony with the magistrate and powers, to do otherwise would be rebellion toward Elohim.

We’e to avoid factitious and seditious persons who oppose good government. These types of person are to be marked and avoided in our assemblies, as they become monsters and enemies, a danger within the camp.

The context is, your conscience (Spirt led – not carnal man). A time to submit….a time to rebel against authority.

Romans 13:6  For this reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are Elohim’s servants, attending diligently to this very thing.

Judeo-Christian interpretation: Believers are obliged to pay taxes to all civil authorities. 

Context: “for this reason.” What reason? Because the identified authorities are “Elohim’s ministers.”

Those who perform the duty of Elohim’s rulers are supposed to be continually attending to public welfare and good.

Thomas Jefferson wrote; ‘to compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions or actions which he disbelieves or abhors, is sinful and tyrannical….’

There is such a thing as biblically authorized taxes, and as such we’re explicitly charged to pay them….so again;  be aware of the factitious and seditious man for factions sake just as you should be aware of the docile plumb who’s god is government!

Romans 13:7  Pay to everyone what is due them—tribute to whom tribute is due; tax to whom tax is due; respect to whom respect is due; honor to whom honor is due. Fulfilling the Law Through Love.

Judeo-Christian interpretation: believers are obligated to pay all taxes placed upon them, without question, even if it’s oppressive and used to finance wickedness.

What when a nation uses all it’s wealth and power to hurt and injure the public?

In context of V. 4 don’t they then move away from being Elohim’s minister’s to S.a.tan’s ministers?

2 Chronicles 19:2 Should you help the wicked and love those who hate יהוה ? Because of this, wrath from before יהוה is against you.

We have to follow our conscience as believers (V.5) because to willingly finance and submit to ministers of evil is akin to endorsing the evil deeds.

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