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Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates: A Proper Resistance to Tyranny

BY: Pastor Matthew Trewhella

America has entered troubling times. The rule of law is crumbling. The massive expansion of power in civil government with its destructive laws and policies is of grave concern to many. But what can be done to quell the abuse of power by civil authority?

Appealing to history and the Word of God, Pastor Matthew Trewhella answers these questions and shows how Americans can successfully resist the civil government’s attempts to trample our Constitution, assault our liberty, and impugn the law of God.

The doctrine of the lesser magistrates declares that when the superior or higher civil authority makes an unjust law or decree, the lesser or lower ranking civil authority has both the right and duty to refuse obedience to that superior authority.

 

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