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Special Presentation - Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.

Ending the Status Quo - Application of the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates

Dear Friend,

I want to invite you all to hear Pastor Matthew Trewhella speak on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. Pastor Trewhella’s talk will be entitled, "Ending the Status Quo: Application of the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates.” This talk will be in the Church Sanctuary. (502 W. Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL)

The doctrine of the lesser magistrates declares that when the superior or higher civil authority makes an unjust/immoral law or decree, the lesser or lower ranking civil authority has both the right and duty to refuse obedience to that superior authority. If necessary, the lower authority may even actively resist the superior authority. Historically, this doctrine was practiced before the time of Christ and Christianity. It was Christian men, however, who formalized and embedded it into their political institutions throughout Western Civilization. The doctrine of the lesser magistrates is a historic tool that provides proven guidelines for proper and legitimate resistance to tyranny, often without causing any major upheaval in society. The doctrine teaches us how to rein in lawless acts by government and restore justice in our nation. 

Matthew Trewhella is the pastor of Mercy Seat Christian Church. He is a graduate of Valley Forge Christian College. He and his wife, Clara, have eleven children and nine grandchildren, and reside in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. His research and teaching on the lesser magistrate doctrine is reshaping the thinking of Americans. He was instrumental in publishing the Magdeburg Confession in 2012 - the first English translation of the document since it was written in 1550.

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Please invite others to attend this event. Thank you.

In Christ,
Pastor Calvin

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