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The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates (Trewhella)

SKU ‎ 9781482327687


his book places in your hands a hopeful blueprint for freedom. Appealing to history and the Word of God, Pastor Matthew Trewhella answers these questions and shows how Americans can successfully resist the Federal government’s attempts to trample our Constitution, assault our liberty, and impugn the law of God.


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 guidelines for proper and legitimate resistance to tyranny, often without causing any major upheaval in society. The doctrine shows us how to rein in lawless acts by government and restore justice in our nation.


  • Author: Matthew Trewhella
  • Pages: 115
  • Paperback
  • Published in 2013


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  • Paperback:  115 pages
  • Published:  2013
  • ISBN : ‎ 9781482327687
  • Author:  Mathew Trewhella


  • Matt Trewhella was born in 1960, and raised in the city of Detroit, Michigan. His parents were divorced at a young age. He lived a life of sin and crime, including being part of a gang on the east side of Detroit. In 1978 he was converted to Christ - a radical transformation in his life! He married Clara Tolnai in 1981, and they have eleven children and ten grandchildren. Matt has been the pastor of Mercy Seat Christian Church since 1988. He is the founder of Missionaries to the Preborn which is a pro-life group located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he and his wife reside. His actions on behalf of the preborn is what first interested him in governmental matters. Matt served 14 months in jail for interposing at the doors of abortion clinics. Matt preaches regularly and writes articles. Believing that Christianity should impact every area of his life and every area of life, he has commenced His desire is to live a godly life by being a faithful husband and father and both build and leave a legacy through their family. He is at war with Pietism.
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