Romans 13:1-5 is often the go-to text we rely on to understand our obligations, as Christians, toward human government. But do we make the text say something it does not say? Do we stand idly by while local, state, and federal governments cross the line of authority God has granted them, and do we sometimes cross the line with them? These are not light matters. We will be held accountable for how, when, and why we submit to earthly powers.