Sunday, July 6, 2008

Obeying God & obeying men

My pastor sent me the link to this message. I think it helps to reinforce some of the issues I dealt with in my series on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. One point I wish he had clearly articulated is that we obey men within their narrowly defined spheres of authority BECAUSE God tells us to do so. In other words, obedience to legitimate authority IS obedience to God. Conversely, obedience to wicked requirements on the basis of a false claim to authority is disobedience to God.

Here's the link:

When Should We Obey God, and When Should We Obey Men?

The speaker is David Woodward, Phd. He is a professor of political science at Clemson University.

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