“In essence, if we are ever ordered by a government authority to personally violate and sin — violate God’s law and sin — if we’re ordered to stop preaching the Gospel, if we’re ordered to perform a same-sex marriage as someone presiding over it, we are called to ignore that.”
“So when those two come into conflict, God’s rules always win,”
In an interview with CBN, Marco Rubio explained that whenever man’s law conflicts with God’s law that we are bound to obey God’s law and ignore man’s law. Rubio’s statement that we are to ignore the government order which conflicts with God’s law is a simple explanation of the Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates. The interviewer briefly mentioned Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis as someone that was exercising her duty to God by disobeying a superior order that conflicted with the Law of God.
The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates is that when the higher or superior authority makes an unjust or immoral law or decree, the lower or lesser magistrates have both a right and duty to interpose and refuse obedience to the superior authority, and if needs be, openly resist their unjust or immoral law or decree.