Legal Obidence

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  1. Salty

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    Are we ever permitted (by God) to disobey the law?

    (This thread is not about violating Biblical principals)

    If you feel a law is wrong would you be committing a sin.

    Think how you might react first - then Read this link - did your answer change?
     
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    You mean like the minimum pragmatic speed limit being 10 MPH over the speed limit?
     
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    No, like the examples given in the OP link
     
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    From the link - I'm glad we have a God given right to avoid attending church services.


    >You might say, "Williams, while there are gray areas in the Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court would never brazenly rule against clear constitutional prohibitions!"
    That's nonsense. The first clause of Article 1, Section 10 mandates that "No State shall ... pass any ... Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts." During the Great Depression, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Minnesota law that restricted the ability of banks to foreclose on overdue mortgages, thereby impairing contracts made between lender and borrower. To prevent this kind of contract impairment -- routinely done under the Articles of Confederation -- was precisely why the Framers added the clause.

    Yup. So that banks could foreclose on mortgages.

    Doesn't Congress and the courts decide which contracts are illegal? For example, gambling contracts are illegal. Under the Constitution, should the Mafia be permitted to collect on gambling contracts? Then there are contracts between dope sellers and buyers. Prostitutes and customers. Should it be legal to contract to sell body parts?

    And isn't a driver's license a implied contract to obey the traffic code?
     
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    The link is based on secular reasoning instead of biblical truth so it is of no consequence. According to scripture we are to obey all laws unless they go directly against a command of God. For instance the government require abortions after 1 child like in China. We would be obligated to disobey that law but we are also obligated to not rebel against the punishment for disobedience if caught.
     

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