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Great Peace Have They: On the US Election

“There is no authority except from God, and those that exist are put
in place by God. So whoever opposes the authority has resisted God’s
direction, and those who have resisted will bring judgment on

Romans 13

Roman Emperors Claudius (left) and Nero (right) who were the rulers of Rome before and after Romans 13 was written

When the Apostle Paul wrote that passage to the Roman believers, urging them to submit to government authority, they had just suffered greatly under Roman Emperor Claudius, an anti-Semite who forbid religious evangelizing and expelled Jews and Jewish Christians from Rome, including the two Jewish leaders of the Roman community, Acquila and Priscilla.

And when the Romans received Paul’s letter in 50s AD, they would be suffering under an extreme tyrant, Nero, known for his mad tyranny, extravagance, debauchery, and violent persecution of Christians, including the later beheading of Paul himself.

Yet, God worked through these tyrants and caused God’s people to flourish.

God will do the same whether President Trump or Senator Biden wins tonight. I have peace in that. And you should too, friends.

You will keep in perfect peace
The man whose mind is stayed on You
Because he trusts in You.

-Isaiah 26

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