Friday, February 8, 2013

The Idolatry of Tyranny

"That which is the garland and proper flower of the King of kings, as he is absolute above his creatures, and not tied to any law, without himself, that regulateth his will, that must be given to no mortal man or king, except we would communicate that which is God's proper due to a sinful man, which must be idolatry." -Samuel Rutherford, Lex Rex, 1644

In other words, holding that a man (i.e. a king, ruler, or rulers) is above the law is idolatry because it attributes divinity to man.

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