The Divine Right of Resistance
Free!
Minimum price
$5.00
Suggested price

The Divine Right of Resistance

Biblical Options for Opposing Tyranny

About the Book

What would Jesus do under tyranny? Well, what did Jesus do under tyranny? In this book, you'll see how Jesus and countless heroes of the faith navigated unjust judges, illegal arrests, civil rights violations, weapons bans, street-preaching bans, being forbidden to meet together, and more. See over 200 Scriptural examples of resistance to these age-old challenges, and the saints' legacy of overcoming "by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony" (Rev. 12:11). Discover Scripturally-based resistance tactics for individuals, churches, and magistrates. See why Romans 13 proves that tyrants are not ministers of God, and what makes a ruler a tyrant. Learn what the Great Commission says about your responsibilities to your magistrate, in good times, bad times, and everything in between. And get a peek at the Bible's grid for individualized decision making, so that you can know "when to hold and when to fold" in exercising your Divine Right of Resistance.

About the Author

Phillip Kayser
Phillip Kayser

Phillip Kayser has degrees in education, theology, and philosophy. Ordained in 1987, he currently serves as Senior Pastor of Dominion Covenant Church, a Presbyterian (CPC) church in Omaha, Nebraska. He also serves as Professor of Ethics at Whitefield Theological Seminary and President of the Providential History Festival.

Pastor Kayser has spoken at over 50 conferences in the last 10+ years, such as the National Council of Family Integrated Churches conference and the Generations Shepherds Conference. He also helps churches and church plants with problem solving.

Most of his sermons are online, along with many other booklets, blog posts, and other valuable resources at KayserCommentary.com.

Table of Contents

  • THE USE OF NARRATIVE PASSAGES IN THIS BOOK
  • 1. THE WHY OF CHRISTIAN RESISTANCE
    • CAN A CHRISTIAN RESIST TYRANTS AND OBEY ROMANS 13?
      • Does Romans 13 Keep Us From Imitating Biblical Heroes?
      • Why Your Magistrate Is Your Business
      • Christ’s Insistence That You Help Turn the Tide
      • Christ’s Promise That He Will Turn the Tide
  • 2. THE WHEN AND HOW OF RESISTANCE
    • SITUATIONS WHERE COMPLIANCE IS NOT AN OPTION
      • When innocent life is at stake
      • When the means of protecting or sustaining life is at stake
      • When the state oversteps the family’s jurisdiction
      • When the state oversteps the church’s jurisdiction
      • When we are commanded to stop doing what God commands us to do
      • When we are commanded to do what God prohibits
    • TYPES OF LAWFUL RESISTANCE TACTICS
      • Resistance Tactics for Individuals
      • Resistance Tactics for Churches
      • Resistance Tactics for Civil Magistrates
  • 3. MAKING BIBLICAL DECISIONS ABOUT RESISTANCE IN YOUR SITUATION
    • HOW DO I KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN?
      • Case Study: The state confiscates all weapons and bans the acquisition of new weapons of self-defense
      • Conclusion
    • PREREQUISITES FOR GODLY RESISTANCE
      • Four Things That Will Kill Your Resistance Efforts
      • Two Keys to God’s Blessing and Help in Our Resistance Efforts
  • MORE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM DR. KAYSER ON CIVICS, RESISTANCE, AND ETHICS
  • Notes

The Leanpub 45-day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 45 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

See full terms

Do Well. Do Good.

Authors have earned$10,884,695writing, publishing and selling on Leanpub, earning 80% royalties while saving up to 25 million pounds of CO2 and up to 46,000 trees.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub

Free Updates. DRM Free.

If you buy a Leanpub book, you get free updates for as long as the author updates the book! Many authors use Leanpub to publish their books in-progress, while they are writing them. All readers get free updates, regardless of when they bought the book or how much they paid (including free).

Most Leanpub books are available in PDF (for computers), EPUB (for phones and tablets) and MOBI (for Kindle). The formats that a book includes are shown at the top right corner of this page.

Finally, Leanpub books don't have any DRM copy-protection nonsense, so you can easily read them on any supported device.

Learn more about Leanpub's ebook formats and where to read them

Write and Publish on Leanpub

You can use Leanpub to easily write, publish and sell in-progress and completed ebooks and online courses!

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks.

Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. (Or, if you are producing your ebook your own way, you can even upload your own PDF, EPUB and/or MOBI files and then publish with one click!) It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub