The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates

When a State (through a ruling party) attacks citizens’ God-given rights and freedoms, can something be done about it? More specifically, when human authority directly contravenes God’s laws and instructions, must citizens accept such a tyrannical abuse of authority? Concerning civil government, what is the doctrine of the lesser magistrates, and what is interposition? Perhaps you must stand in the gap during a time of crisis.

Civil Disobedience

We do not know the timing of end time events, but it seems clear that the global scene is slowly but surely being “greatly reset” for a one world government, out of which a global religious system and ten kings will arise—and out of which the Antichrist will come (cf. Dan 7:23-25; Rev 13; 17). Evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. An anti-nationalist process will gather steam in favour of one global government, ultimately falling under the man of lawlessness (cf. Dan 11:36-39; 2 Thes 2:3-9). The difficult topic of civil disobedience will become more and more relevant.