Episode 129

Does Romans 13 Allow Tyranny?

My wife Chelsea and I discuss Romans chapter 13 and what we believe it really means. Have many Christians misunderstood verses 1-7? Did the Apostle Paul really teach that God's moral law can sanction tyranny from pagan rulers?

We ask and answer these questions about Romans chapter 13:

  1. What are the "higher powers"?
  2. What is the "good" and "evil"?
  3. What about Paul's own ministry of being an outlaw?
  4. What is the function of government being addressed? (vengeance and the second table of the law)

Scriptures Cited:

Romans 13:1-7

Matthew 20:25-27

2 Corinthians 11:23,32-33

1 Peter 2:13-14

Romans 12:19

Romans 13:9

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.