nRomans 13:1-7 (NIV) Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is
no authority except
that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
2 Consequently, he who
rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.
3 For rulers hold no
terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from
fear of the one in
authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. 4 For he is God's servant to do you
good. But if you do wrong,
be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent
of wrath to bring punishment
on the wrongdoer.