O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Civil Disobedience

When the government violates the moral law, we must disobey the government. In such a situation, to obey the government is to disobey God and vice versa. St. John the Forerunner condemned the government for its immorality (the adultery of Herod Antipas-funny how marriage is an issue just like today and further showing that government leaders are not exempt from what happens in their "private lives") and was arrested and later beheaded because of it, all the while being just before God because he defended morality in the face of the government's immorality unto the point of death, rejecting any sort of "compromise" or "understanding", desiring only the conversion of sinners. Rightly did Christ the Bridegroom call His Best Man the greatest man born of woman.