Submission to the Government (Rom 13:1-7) : biblical perspective with Christian ethical reflection for present day Myanmar
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For the present Myanmar Churches in the political situation the research aims to find out the meaning of “Submission to the Government” within its wider biblical context, particularly in conjunction with two related texts: Revelation of John 13:1-18 and Matthew 22:15-22, and within the Christian Ethical context. It aims to get what biblical perspective of ”Submission to the Government” based on Rom 13:1-7 means to the present Myanmar Churches under the totalitarian regime. How the Christian Ethical perspectives of ”Submission to the Government” based on Rom 13:1-7 were contextualized in the time of World War II will be studied after the exegetical part of the research. Karl Barth and Eivind Berggrav´s arguments will be emphasized. Finally, the research hopes to investigate the relevant Biblical message with Christian Ethical views for the Church and State relationship for the present day Myanmar context.