Obama and Romans 13:8

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While taking a trip earlier this month, I saw this scrawled on the back side of a billboard on I-64 while headed westbound in Indiana — graffiti-style:

Obama was appointed by God — Rom. 13:8

I found this a very interesting idea. My mind instantly thought of:

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God.

Romans 13: — wait a  minute Romans 13:1.  What exactly is Romans 13:8?

Owe to no man any thing, but to love one another; for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Now I am entirely clueless, as a Biblical scholar, how Romans 13:8 relates to the assertion, so I’ll go on the assumption that Romans 13:1 was the intended reference, and make my commentary on that basis.

Whoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of…

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