In Romans, believers are taught to obey those in authority because rulers are representative of
In Romans, believers are taught to obey those in authority because rulers are representatives of God. According to Romans 13:1-2, "Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves." This means that those in positions of authority are placed there by God, and therefore obedience to those in authority is obedience to God.