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The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates: A Proper Resistance to Tyranny and a Repudiation of Unlimited Obedience to Civil Government Paperback – August 10, 2013
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What can we do?
"When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?" the psalmist asks.
Read this timely book to discover the remedy. Rather than just curse the darkness, Pastor Matthew Trewhella turns to Scripture and church history to unveil the God-prescribed blueprint for turning tyranny on its head and establishing once again, "one nation under God" and "liberty and justice for all." The bleakness fades in the illumination of divine truth, and in the faith to trust God's promises for what ails us.
Dr. Patrick Johnston
Assn. of Pro-Life Physicians
Do not miss this book! Read it! Teach it! Spread it far and wide, until the "simple ploughman" in America can once again intelligently discuss the proper role of civil government and the relations of the various branches and jurisdictions with any would-be politician soliciting votes.
Trewhella’s book has some strong points but is disappointing for several reasons. He missed the most important act of interposition in history, Christ’s interposition between the wrath of God and the Elect. He missed several others which were significant in modern history.
While he mentioned Duplesis de Mornay, reputed author of Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos (1579), he failed to discuss the circumstances around this work, the wars of the Huguenots. I paraphrase R.J. Rushdoony’s comments. This work was considered by John Adams as one of the most influential publications during the era on the eve of the War for Independence. Four tenets were established. First, any ruler who commands anything contrary to the law of God thereby forfeits his realm. Second, rebellion is refusal to obey God, for we ought to obey God rather than man. To obey the ruler who commands contrary to God’s law is the real rebellion. Third, since God’s law is the fundamental law and the only true source of law, neither king nor subject is exempt from it, war is sometimes required in order to defend God’s law against the ruler.Read more ›
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This book is very well written, easy to understand, and gave me a new perspective on the personality of Jesus.Published 14 days ago by Tammy R.
Every Christian needs to read this book. Our public education system in America teaches moral relativism and complete acquiescence to the Government. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Heather Kay Griffin
Great dissertation on a very important issue. A must read for Christians who want to know what action can be taken against an invasive civil government.Published 2 months ago by Gary Wagner
Great introduction to a too-long-neglected tradition of reflection of political authority.Published 2 months ago by Nick S. Lantinga
Helpful book highlighting a doctrine which sorely needs to be recovered.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an excellent resource for policeman, police chiefs, sheriffs and sheriffs deputies, as well as individual lovers of liberty everywhere.Published 4 months ago by LibertyReader