I don't mind answering your question...The fact is we are told ' all authority stands in its relative position by God...and he who takes a stand against the authority takes a stand against God'<quoted text>
Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ(Eph 6:5, NIV).
All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that Gods name and our teaching may not be slandered(1 Tim 6:1).
Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them, and not to steal from them, but to show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive(Titus 2:9-10).
Well,Are you obedient to authorities when they approve same-sex marriage and abortions, if you do not mind my asking?
Our God is a god of order and , he is in charge...usually he gives the people the sort of rulership they deserve...
Isaiah , tells us when a people leave God " And I shall make their boys their Princes and mere arbitrary power, will rule over them, and the people will actually tyrannize over one another.."
So when a Christian does take a stand against any authority it is because we must obey God as ruler rather then men...So passive resistance to an authority comes when an authority starts to exalt their position over God.
About slavery , Paul knew as most Christians know, that it is Christ who sets the captive free...
the same order is maintained...a Christian becomes a better person, no matter what position they are in...
and it is our God who elevates a man or debases a man...we trust our God when we become reconciled to him through Christ , because we learn a valuable lesson
' i have seen slaves on horseback and Kings walking the earth like slaves"
it tells us what really makes a King..