Romans 13: Respecting the Government and Expressing Biblical Love – John Boruff

In 13:1-7, the apostle Paul describes how and why Christians are to respect and submit to the government. In 13:8-14, he describes Biblical love as a spirit (5:5) that tries not to harm people, but rather expresses itself by obeying the Ten Commandments and all of the moral laws of God in Scripture. Biblical love should not be misunderstood as something romantic, sentimental, non-judgmental, or tolerant of sin: “love does not delight in evil” (1 Cor. 13:6).


About John Boruff

John Boruff is the founder of, a husband, father, and sometimes an open air preacher. He graduated from UNC Pembroke in 2008 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion and views himself as a Baptistic Pentecostal. As a Christian, he feels connected with all members of the body of Christ, but can identify the most with churches like the Assemblies of God and the Vineyard. In 2015, he released "The Gospel of Jesus Christ," which is meant to be a Bible study for open air preaching. For his other writings, search articles on this site or see the E-Books section.
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