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Why Is The Right Of Resistance Important?

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Why Is The Right Of Resistance Important?

A summary of the doctrine of the Right of Political Resistance, with four reasons for its importance. Plus, a little about the life of John Chrysostom and his early church contribution to this important doctrine. [Direct mp3 download]

https://reformedlibertarians.com/006

 

00:00 Start
00:52 What is the doctrine of the Right of Political Resistance?
See episode 2: https://reformedlibertarians.com/002
01:11 Summary of the doctrine
No obligation to submit to tyranny since it is not God’s ordinance
02:03 Taught in the Reformed confessions
05:05 Reformed Political Resistance Theology annotated bibliography
https://tinyurl.com/RefoPoliResistBib
05:17 One reason this doctrine is important:
the Right of Resistance is a non-indifferent ethical matter addressed in Scripture and church’s subordinate doctrinal standards
06:47 A second reason this doctrine is important:
the Right of Resistance is required to be taught, and contradicting it is subject to discipline
08:55 A third reason this doctrine is important:
decisions related to one’s view of the Right of Resistance are frequently encountered
10:12 Feeding the poor without govt approval
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/nov/05/fort-lauderdale-pastors-arnold-abbott-arrested-feeding-homeless

Buying govt-unapproved necessities
https://www.aier.org/article/how-government-created-the- baby-formula-shortage/

Sheltering the homeless without govt approval
https://tinyurl.com/GastoniaShelter
https://libertarianchristians.com/2022/11/25/episode-302/

10:45 Obsta principiis / resist at the beginning
https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/09/27/obsta-principiis-nip-the-shoots-of-arbitrary-power-in-the-bud/
11:59 Of course, there are prudential considerations in strategic defense
12:50 A fourth reason this doctrine is important:
teaching the Right of Resistance is a matter of the church’s faithful witness to the truth of Scripture as God’s Word
15:55 There is a great need for greater familiarity with this doctrine in Reformed churches today
16:52 John Chrysostom’s historical context
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Later_Roman_Empire#Towards_Christianization
19:55 John Chrysostom’s biography
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Chrysostom
22:02 Chrysostom’s 23rd Homily on Romans 13
Paul is addressing God’s prescriptive ordination of an office of administering civil justice, not addressing providence or requiring submission to whoever wields power
https://ccel.org/ccel/schaff/npnf111.vii.xxv.html

 

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