"Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resists the power, resists the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and you shall have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid; for he bears not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to [execute] anger upon him that does evil. Wherefore [you] must needs be subject, not only for anger, but also for conscience sake."--Romans 13:1-5The first five verses of this chapter seem to have no foundation or justification in the Old Testament. And are therefore open to severe criticism, as well as doubt as to being truly inspired by the Holy Spirit. There must have been a wrong translation of this writing of Paul. For in his first letter to the Corinthians he had stated; "You are bought with a price; be not you the servants of men."--1 Corinthians 7:23. Or, Paul was writing about religious “powers” and not civil. For the Lord Jehoshua Himself had indeed stated: "Then spoke Jehoshua to the multitude, and to his disciples, Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, [that] observe and do; but do not you after their works: for they say, and do not."--Matthew 23:1-3. We then have the following: "JEHOVAH has broken the staff of the wicked, [and] the sceptre of the rulers. He who struck the people in anger with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, [and] none hinders. The whole earth is at rest, [and] is quiet: they break forth into singing. Yes, the fir trees rejoice at you, [and] the cedars of Lebanon, [saying], Since you are laid down, no feller is come up against us. Hell from beneath is moved for you to meet [you] at your coming: it stirs up the dead for you, [even] all the chief ones of the earth; it has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak and say to you, Are you also become weak as we? are you become like to us? Your pomp is brought down to the grave, [and] the noise of your viols: the worm is spread under you, and the worms cover you. How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations!"--Isaiah 14:5-12
In fact, the Old Testament has numerous instances of the exact opposite of what Paul is reputed to have claimed in the first five verses of Romans 13. First and foremost, that God was exremely angry when the children of Israel desired a king. For God Himself had intended to be their King. [1 Samuel 8:3-22, 10:17-27, 1 Samuel 12:1-25] And not only that, but God had intended Israel to be an example to all of the peoples around them. And this in order to show His glory through them. As well as to go into the lands where there was pervasive wickedness among the other peoples and utterly destroy them. But of course Supreme God knew what the children of Israel would do beforehand, and alotted for it. [Deuteronomy 17:14-20, 28:36-52] When the children of Israel wanted to be like other countries around them. God gave them, (much to their later regret), exactly what they asked for. And the fierce anger of God is shown repeatedly afterwards towards those that disobeyed Him; both to many of their rulers and the people that followed them. All of the rest of the Word of Supreme God is in direct confliction to that which is claimed in the first five verses of this chapter of Romans. Especially when one considers the Book of Daniel chapters 3 and 6. It cannot therefore logically be contended that Supreme God would have His children subject themselves to evil rulers.
What it really boils down to is this. Are the children of Supreme God to be obedient to a "power" that plainly acts in opposition to His Word? Hardly, for it is written in the Revelation of what becomes of those that obey the "ruler" depicted in that writing of John. They are cut off and damned eternally.
All throughout the Word of God His children are taught to judge righteously. [Deuteronomy 16:19, 25:1, Psalms 1:5, Proverbs 18:5, Habakkuk 1:3-4] And we are commanded by the Lord Jehoshua the Anointed to exercise righteous judgment [John 7:24]. Joshua had summed it up quite clearly in Joshua 24:14-15. As well as Peter in Acts 4:19. And the Lord Jehoshua Himself makes the matter quite plain: "Render therefore to Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and to Supreme God the things that are Supreme God's."--Jehoshua, Matthew 22:21. We are also commanded: "Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."--Jehoshua, Matthew 10:16.
The Lord Jehoshua had also stated: "Then said Jehoshua to him, Get you hence, Satan: for it is written, You shall worship the Lord your Supreme God, and him only shall you serve."--Jehoshua, Matthew 4:10. "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve Supreme God and mammon."--Jehoshua, Matthew 6:24. [Also see: Luke 4:8] “What think you, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? Peter said to him, Of strangers. Jehoshua said to him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go you to the sea, and cast an hook, and take up the fish that first comes up; and when you have opened his mouth, you shall find a piece of money: that take, and give to them for me and you.”--Matthew 17:25-27. As well as: “And he said to them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But you [shall] not [be] so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that does serve.”--Jehoshua, Luke 22:25-26.
If what Paul is reputed to have contended were actually true. Then it follows that it would have been the will of Supreme God that His children follow after "rulers" such as Hitler, Stalin and Mao. Even though it is plainly written about the judgment of Supreme God concerning evil rulers: "For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. [Let] the high [praises] of God [be] in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, [and] punishments upon the people; To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD."--Psalms 149:4-9. (Keep in mind that the foregoing had been written by a king.) And: "Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness [which] they have prescribed; To turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and [that] they may rob the fatherless! And what will ye do in the day of visitation, and in the desolation [which] shall come from far? to whom will ye flee for help? and where will ye leave your glory? Without me they shall bow down under the prisoners, and they shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand [is] stretched out still."--Isaiah 10:1-4.
It must also be taken into consideration, that the Catholic church, (which set up kings and queens for centuries). As well as king James, both of which had many influences in the publications of the Word of Supreme God. Had very good reasons to have those that they had considered subjects under them. To be beguiled into believing that Supreme God had decreed that His followers should be subjected to the will of their fellow man. If these people were actually so much more intelligent than the masses. Then our world wouldn’t be in the situation that it is now.
Our Supreme God does not change: Malachi 3:6 and Hebrews 13:8. We are plainly not bound to bow down our knee, obey, nor serve evil. In fact, we are commanded to directly confront evil: Matthew 3:2, 4:17, Mark 1:15, 17, 6:12, 13:3, 5, 16:15. And that we would suffer, as did His early disciples, for righteousness sake. “But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues you shall be beaten: and you shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.”--Mark 13:9. And anyone that contends differently cannot possibly be a child of Supreme God, nor a true follower of Jehoshua His Anointed.
"Now therefore reverence JEHOVAH, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve you JEHOVAH. And if it seem evil to you to serve JEHOVAH, choose you this day whom you will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that [were] on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve JEHOVAH."--Joshua 24:14-15The above is also found in the preface of The Alpha and Omega King James Modernized Version Study Bible. Which has had further additions of references and can be downloaded in PDF format: