posted by Writer on Jul 2

Spirit-of-76“It is their duty to throw off said government…”

I won’t bore you with all the violations taking place by those in Congress who call themselves “representatives of the people.” What has been done to this nation over the last two-and one half years as a result of a bogus investigation against the President and his family is criminal.

However, permit me to share a few lines from one pastor’s sermon during America’s Founding. Mayhew was setting his sights on George III, but apply what he’s preaching to those in Congress today.

In America…resistance to oppression had been a favorite topic in Yankee pulpits for more than a century. Indeed, a quarter of a century before Paul Revere’s night ride, one of its most articulate (albeit increasingly liberal) proponents, Jonathan Mayhew of Boston, preached:founding-fathers-declaration-of-independence-e1278425364618

It is blasphemy to call tyrants and oppressors God’s ministers…When magistrates rob and ruin the public, instead of being guardians of its peace and welfare, they immediately cease to be the ordinance and ministers of God, and no more deserve that glorious character than common pirates and highwaymen.

Fifteen years later, the hated Stamp Act brought forth this response from Mayhew:

“The king is a much bound by his oath not to infringe the legal rights of the people, as the people are bound to yield subjection to him. From whence it follows that as soon as the prince sets himself up above the law, he loses the king in the tyrant. He does, to all intents and purposes, un-king himself by acting out of and beyond that sphere which the constitution allows him to move in, and in such cases he has no more right to be obeyed than any inferior officer who acts beyond his commission. The subject’s obligation to allegiance then ceases, of course, and to resist him is no more rebellion than to resist  any foreign invader…it is making use of the means, and the only means, which God has put into their power for mutual and self-defense.(1)

Spend some time reading the Declaration this week along with Romans 13.  You might also consider reading the book mentioned below.

(1). The Light and The Glory: Did God Have a Plan For America? by Peter Marshall and David Manuel, Chapter 14; “No King but King Jesus!”, pages 264-265.

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