I've wondered about this for a while now. There are those who tell us that according to Romans 13 we must obey our government officials (public servants) because God has appointed them over us as ministers of good. Okay, let's say these people are right. How does that work in other countries? Does God appoint their government officials too? Does Romans 13 apply to them too? Musn't they also obey those that God has raised up to govern them? If so then should we as Christians support regime change and humanitarian interventions? How does Romans 13 square with the just war theory, regime change and so called humanitarian interventions, like Libya? There are those that argue the American revolution was an act of disobedience to God. If liberating ourselves from the King of England was an act of disobedience to God then how much more so is liberating others by force of arms or political/economic manipulation (sanctions) from those God has appointed over them?