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Too many people misinterpret this passage. As pointed out by another poster, its most likely referring to religious leaders, probably from Jerusalem. Romans 11-14 deal with Gentile and Jewish relations in the Church. Think about it for a moment - Paul is addressing ROMANS. These people are GENTILES. These people were paying taxes long before they became ...


Translation of actual words is certainly very, very important. One could get a totally different doctrine on the matter. However, in this particular situation, the translation in both cases doesn't destroy the fact that followers of Christ are to be in subjection to those who are in authority. Other verses clearly state the "unless" clause or objection. ...

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