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From Brittanica.com: Tyrant, Greek tyrannos, a cruel and oppressive ruler or, in ancient Greece, a ruler who seized power unconstitutionally or inherited such power. In the 10th and 9th centuries BCE, monarchy was the usual form of government in the Greek states. The aristocratic regimes that replaced monarchy were by the 7th century BCE themselves ...


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We don't usually allow "Is this right?" questions, but in this case 99.99% of Christians are in agreement, so I think we can safely give an answer. As you say, the normal approach to secular authority is "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities.". Your contrary verse "We must obey God rather than men." is spoken in a situation where the ...


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The crucial element is to determine the underlying purpose of the various 'stay at home', 'shelter in place' or other restrictive orders. If the cessation of preaching in the name of Christ is the goal of those orders then Acts 5 is in view. If the various public health agencies have no such ulterior motive then...Romans 13. We need not be a kingdom ...


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The person who said, “God is a tyrant. Why wouldn’t you want a perfect tyrant ruling over you?" is simply not making any sense. I don't know where this description of God could have come from, unless he is describing a personal experience where he felt God was behaving tyrannically towards him. The term "perfect tyrant" is especially strange; does it mean ...


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Pope Pius XII explains in his 1943 encyclical on biblical studies, Divino afflante Spiritu, §21: this special authority or as they say, authenticity of the Vulgate was not affirmed by the Council [of Trent] particularly for critical reasons, but rather because of its legitimate use in the Churches throughout so many centuries; by which use indeed the same ...


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Introduction While I would argue that most protestants aren't actually Sola Scriptura, I think that discussion is probably beyond the scope of the question here. The problem with your question is that it supposes that Sola Scriptura and official church doctrine, a catechism, and so forth are mutually-exclusive and that any given protestant operates under ...


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Romans 1:18- "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness." If men willfully choose ungodliness then judgment and wrath is what they store up for themselves. God is not a tyrant; He is simply abiding by His word and giving men what they choose by their rebellion ...


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