Thus Saith Paul
To Whom Do We Bow?
Romans 13:1-2 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. :2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
What a SICK & TOTALLY MISLEADING statement this is. Upon THIS alone, the Roman Empire founded itself as the Universal, GOD ordained church/state persecuting power in the earth, to the tragic end of multitudes. I don't even know where to begin describing the indescribable evils inflicted on millions, by this beastly system, so instead, I'll simply direct you to the site that can- www.remnantofgod.org
We need bow to NO MAN nor any earthly authority which stands in the place of "God on earth." Like we've seen so far, even Yahshua bucked against the systems of men; in fact all the time, rebuking, correcting, protesting continually against the "powers that be," especially the religious powers who heaped heavy burdens upon all the peoples. I can't say enough regarding this horrendous, FALSE teaching of Paul of Tarsus, "Apostate to the Gentiles!"
Here's a scripture verse that is on my heart right about now, concering PAUL and his heinous, apostate system of worship:
Jeremiah 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.
Immediately, what comes to mind is the account of how Daniel and his fellow captive, Hebrew brothers resisted the authority of the "powers that be," under King Nebuchadnedzar. Daniel was thrown into the lion's den for refusing to bow to the image of Nebuchadnedzar and Shadrack, Meshach and Abednigo were thrown into the fiery furnace. All four "rebels," had one thing in common- they all believed in the One and ONLY True and Holy Elohim- Yahweh Most High and refused to compromise the truth even in the face of death. And all four were not only preserved and rescued from their accusers but they were also exalted by the king of Babylon, to serve the king since they were of outstanding, and upright character.
Daniel, when presented with the diet of the king's table, refused to break the dietary laws of Yahweh. After a ten day period of testing, wherein Daniel ate his Father's diet, and the children of Babylon ate the diet of the king, it was noted, and strongly so, that Daniel's countenance was much more healthy and radiant than the countenance of the Babylonian children. As a result, Yahweh was glorified through Daniel and the diet of the Babylonian children was changed to that of Daniel.
We can't compromise truth, even if the so-called- authorities tell us "GOD ORDAINED THEM." Whether God did or did not, He did NOT permit and never does permit, lawlessness. The rulers of this world have, age after age, led the masses completely astray with their godless doctrines and dictates which bring them into bondage to the state. Who will we bow to? Yahweh, or these so called god-ordained apostates who aim for nothing but to take whatsoever they can from us, including our LIFE, for their own gain?
Please read my article: "Christianity is Mystery Babylon the Great."
Romans 13:3-4 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: :4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
What can I say to this, except, "WOE!?" This is a diabolical lie, spoken in the spirit of the hounds of HELL/Sheol, by the mouth of a viper and serpent! What else can I say on this, except that whoever FEARS man is a coward. If we bow to demented, possessed human beings, (possessed by lust for power), instead of trusting in Yahweh, through Yahshua, we prove exactly what PAUL says is the crux of his gospel- that indeed, we have NO FAITH at all, just religious indoctrination, made to cause us to tremble at the words of MAN instead of Yahweh. The just shall live by faith huh? More like, the just shall live IF they fear PAUL and all PAUL's ministers of death. Amein.
It is better to die for the truth and LIVE eternally, than to bow to Pauline liars, who promise liberty and freedom NOW, at the cost of our eternal life.
Romans 13:5-6 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. :6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.
Oh gag me.
Romans 13:7-8 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. :8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
I can't let this just go unnoticed. We are NOT to honor men, nor live for the honor of men, nor bow to men, nor praise men. We are not to believe this outright lie from the pit of hell that to obey Paul's perverse "command", is to LOVE another and thus FULFIL the law. Nope. We fulfil the law of Yahweh, by LOVING YAHWEH FIRST and KEEPING YAHWEH'S commandments, and the WORD of Yahshua, who told us NOT TO HONOR MEN, but Yahweh ONLY. We cannot fulfil His Law when we don't even keep His Word, which is His LAW/WORD/SPIRIT/LIFE.
Paul has deliberately left OUT the TRUTH about how to fulfil Yahweh's law! In the very next verse, he elaborates on his previous statement:
Romans 13:9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
IF? It's not IF, but IS and the other commandment which Paul has evaded, is love Yahweh. Yahshua said it best:
Matthew 22:35-38 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, :36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? :37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. :38 This is the first and great commandment.
Notice how this was a "temptation." Why? Think about this. It's very important. We live in a world where political correctness IS the universal law of the crooked, who hate having their crookedness exposed. Yahshua's WORD does just that: exposes the seed of evil and makes the works of darkness manifest. The Pharisees were tempting Yahshua- or rather, trying to trip Him up, by asking Him what the greatest commandment is. Yahshua passed, but PAUL failed.
Now look at the rest of Yahshua's statement, and contrast it with Paul's idea of how to fulfill the law of Yahweh.
Matthew 22:39-40 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. :40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Because it was not Paul's aim to lead anyone to righteousness, he has taken this subtle detour in order to deceive and enslave the masses into bowing to the church system/hierarchy. Paul wraps his perversion of Yahshua's WORD in this following statement, which makes it all sound nice and sweet but leaves out the FORMULA for the true love of Elohim:
Romans 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Is it? Really? Let's see what Yahshua has said through John, the REAL Apostle:
II John 1:6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.
Romans 13:11-12 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.
Excellent, if only he knew what he was talking about. Look again at this scripture I've posted before, in "light" of this statement of Paul's:
Job 24:14 The murderer rising with the light killeth the poor and needy, and in the night is as a thief.
How can anyone cast off the works of darkness by denying the TRUE LIGHT, which is THE WORD OF YAHWEH as revealed to us through His Son Yahshua? Here's another curious verse to ponder:
Hosea 9:13 Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
Romans 13:14 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. :14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Sure Paul. If we put on Paul's version of Jesus Christ, we are following the murderer- the lies that kill our souls by deceiving us away from the only source of LIFE there is: The WORD OF LIFE. I'm glad this was a short chapter since this is one of the most perverse and telling of all Paul's blabberings. He is not to be trusted nor believed, as the Word of TRUTH exposes his folly thoroughly. You can't walk honestly and follow Paul's deceit too. Choose TODAY who it is you bow to. There may not be a tomorrow, since nothing is guaranteed. Amein.