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Sit well this week our nation marked 237.
Years since a group of brave men signed a document that would for ever change the history of the world.
Could they have envisioned such a remarkable country whatever come from that profound declaration of independence.
But it created.
Ever break the law.
In fact they had to defy the very authority of the government that was over -- and declared that it no longer had the moral authority to govern.
Now consider this statement.
One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to Obey just laws.
Conversely one has a moral responsibility.
To disobey unjust laws.
I would agree with San Augustine that an unjust law is no law at all.
Now what is the difference between the two.
How does one determine whether a law is just -- just.
-- just -- as a man made code.
That squares with the moral law -- the law of god and unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.
I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.
If today I lived in a Communist country where certain principles dear to the Christian faith are suppressed.
I would openly advocate disobeying that country's anti religious laws.
Now that sounds like a statement from some far right wing Christian Tea Party type dot -- I'm sure that liberals who live to disparage evangelicals.
Would think that's the kind of thing I'd say.
And you know what they have a field -- -- me for bringing god into the conversation at all.
Okay they can calm down a bit that statement wasn't -- I do wish it was.
Because I agree with it.
But I didn't originated.
I'm just quoting verbatim.
The statement made by Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
who -- those words as part of his letters from a Birmingham jail.
Let me be blunt.
As surely as the secularist -- today would be a gas to accept such a statement given their contempt for a Judeo Christian worldview.
I think it's fair to say the Doctor King would be equally aghast to see how far our nation has devolved from god centered moral law.
To a nation where every man did what was right in his own -- Will there come a day in which the people of this country will again have to determine that they must defy the laws the laws of man.
Because the men and women who made the laws defied the laws of god.
Our founders would understand that.
And so would Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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