Man used to be made for anything better and higher, than both to make, or to obey, purely human legislation. he's the creature of God, is topic to his legislation, and will locate his perfection, and consequent happiness, in simple terms in obeying these legislation. As his ethical perfection, the lifetime of his lifestyles, is inquisitive about this obedience, it really is very unlikely that any energy should still lay him lower than legal responsibility to disobey. The identified will of God, if now not the basis of correct, is its paramount rule, and for the reason that human governments are ordained through him, that we owe them obedience. we're guaranteed to them, no longer through compact, yet in simple terms as God's associations for the great of the race. this is often what the Bible, notwithstanding occasionally often called aiding arbitrary energy, quite teaches. It doesn't help arbitrary strength. Rightly understood, it's a ideal rule of accountability, and as in every little thing else, so within the relations of matters and rulers. It lays down the genuine rules, it provides us the guiding mild. while the overall query is whether or not human governments are to be obeyed, the answer's, "He that resisteth the facility, resisteth the ordinance of God."
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A SERMON DELIVERED BEFORE HIS EXCELLENCY EDWARD EVERETT, GOVERNOR, HIS HONOR GEORGE HULL, LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, THE HONORABLE COUNCIL, AND THE LEGISLATURE OF MASSACHUSETTS, ON THE ANNIVERSARY ELECTI