Obedience to Rulers

We Are Not Convinced

When “the powers that be” are “a terror to evil doers, and a praise to them that do well” (Rom. 13), then it is the Christian’s duty and delight to yield obedience to them; but when they turn aside and make themselves a praise to evildoers and a terror to them that do well, then our answer is always found in the answer to the rulers in Acts 4:19: “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.”  Ellet J. Waggoner