“It is blasphemy to call tyrants and oppressors God’s ministers. They are more properly called the “messengers of Satan to buffet us”. So rulers are properly God’s ministers but such as are just ruling in the fear of God. When once magistrates act contrary to their office and the end of their institution, when they rob and ruin the public, instead of being the guardians of it’s peace and welfare, they immediately cease to be the ordinance and ministers of God, and no more deserve that character than common pirates and highwaymen”.
JOHN WINGATE THORNTON The Pulpit Of the American Revolution, Pg 73
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore stand firm and do not subject yourself to the yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1