This sounds like such a simple and easy statement, doesn’t it? I feel most certain that most people who profess faith in Christ will quickly speak up and say that our God is our ultimate authority! However, the brutal truth is that our actions speak far louder and clearer than our words!
Let’s take a little time and search the scriptures for the “correct” answer. Many people are going to be surprised by the first facts presented in God’s infallible word, the 1611 KJV bible!
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It is obvious that Paul, who was writing the epistle to the church in Rome from prison, was not telling us to obey unrighteous laws and edicts of man’s government! He wrote this in prison because he would not obey godless government’s laws and disobey God! He goes on to explain what government should be! Please note in verse 3 that government should not be a terror to people who do good works, but rather a deterrent to the evil done by evil men! He went onto say that if you are a righteous individual doing good works, you should have no need to fear “Godly” governments! Righteous government has the “power” i.e. authority from God to enforce His moral laws!
Brothers, sisters, friends and all others, whether you “want” to believe God’s Word or not doesn’t change the truth! Literally millions have been imprisoned, persecuted, prosecuted, whipped, beaten and even murdered, (martyred) for the cause of righteousness in obeying God over men!
You have to decide for yourself who you will obey! The sooner you make the decision, that no matter what the cost, you are going to obey God, the easier it will be! Remember Romans 6:16. Your soul depends on it!