At 05:26 PM 10/5/2002, you wrote: >The church's stance is quite clear: that local laws are to be obeyed, period.
I generally agree. However, there may be occasions, perhaps exceedingly rare, where to obey the law of the land would put one in conflict with a major, and higher, law of God. One is not obligated to obey the command of a superior officer to slaughter innocent civilians, for example. What about China's "One Child" policy? When a couple already has a child (or several) and the wife gets pregnant she is required to submit to having an abortion. Would you sanction Civil Disobedience (perhaps sanction is too strong a word, maybe the term, "looking the other way" is better?) If the couple keeps the pregnancy secret, goes to full term and eventually bears the child? -- Steven Montgomery [EMAIL PROTECTED] Explore Freedom: http://www.geocities.com/graymada ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================