Man used to be made for whatever larger and higher, than both to make, or to obey, in simple terms human legislation. he's the creature of God, is topic to his legislation, and will locate his perfection, and consequent happiness, purely in obeying these legislation. As his ethical perfection, the lifetime of his existence, is fascinated by this obedience, it really is very unlikely that any strength should still lay him less than legal responsibility to disobey. The identified will of God, if now not the root of correct, is its paramount rule, and this is because human governments are ordained through him, that we owe them obedience. we're sure to them, now not through compact, yet purely as God's associations for the great of the race. this can be what the Bible, although occasionally known as helping arbitrary energy, fairly teaches. It doesn't aid arbitrary strength. Rightly understood, it's a ideal rule of accountability, and as in everything else, so within the relations of matters and rulers. It lays down the genuine ideas, it provides us the guiding gentle. whilst the final 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