Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefor whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. Therefor one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience.