In St. Paul's Epistle to the church at Rome he tell them to be subject to the Government, unless that Government compels them to do things contrary to Scripture.
The Pope is a resident of Italy, as such he is subject to the laws of that country. Italy has an ambassador to the U.S. He is the only lawful representative of that country. If you don't submit you will receive damnation. Martin Luther didn't' say that! God did!!
Before the Glorious Reformation of the 16th century, most countries of Europe were ruled by the Papacy through her Nuncios. These Nuncios were the de facto rulers; kings and queens were but figureheads to carry out the wishes of the Vatican. Should a ruler prove contumacious there was the Interdict to bring him back in line. Those Papal Thunders had the effect of paralyzing the entire country ry and absolving the ruler's subjects from their allegiance to him. His only recourse was submission -- resistance led to his assassination or overthrow.
The most famous example was England at the time of the Reformation. That country's real monarch was Cardinal Wolsey and he ruled with an iron fist.
Cardinal Wolsey was the Papal Nuncio to England at the time of the Reformation
Hampton Court Palace near London was the residence of this humble servant of Jesus. King Henry VIII had a room in the back!!
Most Papal Nuncios are Italian but they can be citizens of other countries. In 1984, during the Presidency of Ronald Reagan, the Vatican established diplomatic relations with the United States. Relations were broken off in 1867 because of the Papacy's role in the assassination of President Lincoln.
The Papal Nuncio must be recognized as the dean of the diplomatic corps -- above every other diplomat -- even the President himself. This was the established order in Europe for hundreds of years before the Reformation.
The first Papal Nuncio to Ireland was Malachy O' Morgain appointed in the year 1140. Thirty years later that country was invaded and the independence of the Celtic church destroyed forever!!
Pio Laghi, first Papal Nuncio to America was appointed in 1984. He has been accused of war crimes in Argentina.The present Nuncio is named Gabriel Montalvo.
Martin Luther closed the door to Germany for over 400 years. Not until 1920 was diplomatic relations restored. Hitler and the Nazi party rose to power shortly thereafter and Germany was turned into a militaristic State with all opposition crushed. The same thing happened in the United States. The most gigantic military buildup in the history of the world took place during the Reagan years.
At the height of the Cold War in November, 1951, President Harry Truman announced the appointment of the first American ambassador to the Vatican. His name: General Mark Clark, Chief of the American Army Field Forces!! A man of war appointed to represent another warlord in the Vatican. . . . Thank God the American people arose in righteous indignation at such a violation of the Constitutional Separation of Church and State and the appointment had to be canceled.
One of the reasons Rome demands that the Nuncio must be "dean" of the diplomatic corps is that she claims to be the oldest diplomatic service. This too is a lie. Ancient Egypt sent diplomats to all the nations of antiquity when Rome was nothing but a collection of mud huts on the Tiber:
One of the few countries that refuses to recognize the Papacy is Russia. To be Russian or an ally of Russia means to be on the Vatican's death list. That is why we are bullying Iraq. The only crime that Iraq committed is to be a friend of Orthodox Russia.
The Vatican-Washington Alliance will end in disaster just like Korea and Vietnam. Since the Reformation all her schemes have ended in shipwreck. God has written her doom clearly in the Bible.
Christ's kingdom is not of this world. He does not need Nuncios, ambassadors or armies. His kingdom is spiritual and He conquers His enemies by spiritual weapons. He promises that all who live by the sword shall die by the sword:
The end of the Papacy is very near; so don't quit and convert to Catholicism when the race is almost won. . . . Persecution can only kill the body - a drunk driver or a virus can do that!!
True Christianity is the only Faith that enables you to die with a smile on your face:
Will you follow the Pope to damnation, or the Lord Jesus Christ to eternal happiness and bliss?