The link u responded to says during NT times (a time of the Roman emperors) there is NO support for your idea if ", â€śGod puts people in office and it is our duty to respect and honor themâ€ť
then it follows that God has placed every despot, tyrant, murderer and psycho in office and it is our duty to honor and respect them. There is a Greek word that is used for this mental disease of uncritical and unbiblical thinking
â€“ baloney. "
"Are there any NT examples to support the common understanding of Romans 13?
No not one.
We cannot say biblically, â€śwell God raised up this President or these nine Supreme Court Justices, or these Senators, etc., so we must obey them.â€ť
If government is truly a minister of God they will act like a minister of God.
Therefore friends the prevailing interpretation of Romans 13 is clearly wrong based on a study of the text. Tyrants love it when Christians resign themselves to supporting evil conduct. Donâ€™t be deceived folks. Honoring the authority behind the office is right but to translate that into honoring the person is clearly wrong-headed and unbiblical."