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Where can I find another book like this?

I just finished an awesome read and am wondering where I can find another like it?

I feel like all too often people in the church nowadays tend to go along with whatever the government imposes on their lives. I don't believe in that way of thinking and started find resources to back me up when I stumbled upon this.

The Doctrine of Lesser Magistrates. This book is different than many books I've researched in that it demonstrates through historical examples and the bible when it IS appropriate to stand against an immoral government and when we have a moral obligation to do so. If you guys haven't read it check it out and if you know of something else like this, please let me know!


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The Great Controversy, free here: http://www.greatcontroversy.net/GCText/The_Great_Controversy...

Don't miss the chapter: Liberty of Conscience Threatened

"A well-known writer speaks thus of the attitude of the papal hierarchy as regards freedom of conscience, and of the perils which especially threaten the United States from the success of her policy:

"There are many who are disposed to attribute any fear of Roman Catholicism in the United States to bigotry or childishness. Such see nothing in the character and attitude of Romanism that is hostile to our free institutions, or find nothing portentous in its growth. Let us, then, first compare some of the fundamental principles of our government with those of the Catholic Church.

"The Constitution of the United States guarantees liberty of conscience . Nothing is dearer or more fundamental. Pope Pius IX, in his Encyclical Letter of August 15, 1854, said: `The absurd and erroneous doctrines or ravings in defense of liberty of conscience are a most pestilential error--a pest, of all others, most to be dreaded in a state.' The same pope, in his Encyclical Letter of December 8, 1864, anathematized `those who assert the liberty of conscience and of religious worship,' also 'all such as maintain that the church may not employ force.'"

A good way to defend your freedoms: www.libertymagazine.org

Dark Ages

I'd recommend the following:


But there are many others worth noting that help expound upon the idea of decentralization. And will be looking forward to reading the one you posted, had no idea it existed.

I didn't either

till I heard about it on a Libertarian site like Lew Rockwell or something. Like I said, it's been a good read. I hope ideas like this shift the paradigm in the modern day church.


I agree, let me suggest another outlet for a better understanding on decentralization in the Middle Ages:


Enjoy, and just to share I recently read James Scott's book "The Art of Not Being Governed" a look into the Upland Southeast Asia Masiff area that goes into great detail and citations of numerous books dealing with Anarchic traits and ideals against state-making initiatives in the low-land areas. A fascinating read to say the least.


I'll check it out. Thank you!

St Augustine