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Under what circumstances is disobeying a bad law justified or even obligatory?

Civil Disobedience Justified There is a Biblical precedent for civil disobedience. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego's refused to worship an idol in Daniel 3. The Israelites' openly rebelled against ...
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Did Jesus teach separation of church and state?

Related: Biblical basis for the separation of church and state In @Richard's answer on the provided link, he mentioned Mark 12:17 as foundation for Christ teaching separation of church and state. ...
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What should a Christian do when the state permits something the church does not?

Some laws don't evolve or change, some laws are just objectively wrong to begin with. Laws and court rulings providing for abortion, same sex 'marriage' and no fault divorce are laws that ...
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How should Christians participate in a democracy? [closed]

There is currently a debate in my country, Australia, about gay marriage. Amongst those who believe homosexual sex is wrong, there is a split with regards the correct approach. Some say that ...
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Are Christians bound to the laws of their country?

Clearly not all governments are based on Christian principles. Should Christians be bound to obey the civil laws of their respective countries (states, cities, whatever) even if they disagree with the ...