Given the events in Syria, and previously in Libya and Egypt and even our own American Revolutionary War, I’m trying to figure out when freedom is worth the taking of a human life, because it seems to lead to even more bloodshed before it is over and done with.
The bible tells us to respect and obey those in authority over us, but also to obey God’s law above all else. So given those directives, at what point do we stand up and take up arms against an immoral government in authority over us?
(Just to clarify, I’m not an extremist who is looking for an excuse to take out someone specific, I’m just curious as to the truth of the matter.)
It seems to me that, technically, as soon as a government imposes and enforces an immoral law, that would be the tipping point; but that doesn’t seem right or practical because if that were the only criteria, three-quarters of the world should be taking up arms and 99 percent of them would be wiped out.
So what was it, for example that gave the colonists the moral justification to kill in order to form the great country we live in today?
This is my faith hurdle. —brokenyetcomplete