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The Right to Resist Evil Leaders--The Christian History
Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/14 | Kelly O'Connell

Posted on 08/10/2014 6:28:28 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony

Do Christians Have a Duty to Remove Bad Officials From Office?

In the previous article we asked, “Do Americans have a right to oppose unjust authority?” Such a right was obviously assumed by the Founders. We likewise examined whether Christians have such a right, as well. In answer, we found the earliest theories regarding what became Resistance Theory resulted from the assumptions of the Protestant Reformation being applied to society during various crises involving early Protestant communities. Therefore, whether such a right truly exists, the entire theory was proposed by Protestants, using biblical, historic and classical arguments, ostensibly to achieve Christian ends.

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TOPICS: Government; History; Reference; Religion
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; christians; government; revolt; tyrants

1 posted on 08/10/2014 6:28:28 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
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To: Sean_Anthony
One of the original designs for the great seal of the United states of America. It was rejected but Ben Franklin used it as his own personal seal for the rest of his life.



Note Moses leading the Israelites, the burning bush, and Egyptians being swallowed by the sea.
2 posted on 08/10/2014 6:51:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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"It was Sunday morning early in the year 1776. In the church where Pastor Muhlenberg preached, it was a regular service for his congregation, but a quite different affair for Muhlenberg himself. Muhlenberg's text for the day was Ecclesiastes 3 where it explains, 'To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven; a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted...'"

"Coming to the end of his sermon, Peter Muhlenberg turned to his congregation and said, 'In the language of the holy writ, there was a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away.' As those assembled looked on, Pastor Muhlenberg declared, 'There is a time to fight, and that time is now coming!' Muhlenberg then proceeded to remove his robes revealing, to the shock of his congregation, a military uniform."

"Marching to the back of the church he declared, 'Who among you is with me?' On that day 300 men from his church stood up and joined Peter Muhlenberg. They eventually became the 8th Virginia Brigade fighting for liberty."

"Frederick Muhlenberg, Peter's brother, was against Peter's level of involvement in the war. Peter responded to Frederick writing, 'I am a Clergyman it is true, but I am a member of the Society as well as the poorest Layman, and my Liberty is as dear to me as any man, shall I then sit still and enjoy myself at Home when the best Blood of the Covenant is spilling? ...So far am I from thinking that I act wrong, I am convinced it is my duty to do so and duly I owe to God and my country."


Black Robe Regiment
3 posted on 08/10/2014 7:00:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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It is worth noting that despite self-delusion...Obama is NOT an EFFING KING!!


4 posted on 08/10/2014 7:12:07 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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A wonderful mental exercise but ... who gets to decide who is evil or who is evil “enough”? That hasn’t worked out too well over the centuries.


5 posted on 08/10/2014 7:13:43 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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G Larry wrote: It is worth noting that despite self-delusion...Obama is NOT an EFFING KING!!

Amen! It is also worth noting that we're not subjects, we're citizens!!

6 posted on 08/10/2014 10:00:11 AM PDT by awelliott (What one generation tolerates, the next embraces....)
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To: yorkiemom; null and void; laplata; Gluteus Maximus; Salvavida; Foundahardheadedwoman; baddog 219; ..

CWII Spark Ping!


7 posted on 09/17/2014 3:17:05 PM PDT by yorkiemom ( "...if fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism." - Ronald Reagan)
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