County before Country

county before country

Updated Mar 14, 2022 1515

FYI – What another county is doing to support  stronger communities.

In Brown Couty, IN we are also working to make our county stonger throught the Brown County Leader NetworkCLN)  – Overview of our concept.

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East River Church
Batavia, OH
July 26, 2021

East River Church will be hosting its first County Before Country conference (limited to 200) on 9/2-9/4 at the Batavia Armory in Batavia, OH.

County over Country –  2021 – First Conference (limited to 200) on 9/2-9/4 at the Batavia Armory in Batavia, OH.  Speakers:

    • Pastor Matt Trewhella, author The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates, will be speaking on “The Local Law”
    • Aaron Renn, founder of The Masculinist, will be speaking on “The Priority of Owned Space.”
    • John Moody, author The Frugal Homesteader, will be speaking on “Resistance is Fertile”
    • Pastor CR Wiley, author Man of the House, will be speaking on “The Boniface Option”

 More info:

The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates: A Proper Resistance to Tyranny and a Repudiation of Unlimited Obedience to Civil Government
    • America has entered toubling times. The rule of law is crumbling. The massive expansion of Federal government power with its destructive laws and policies is of grave concern to many. But what can be done to quell the abuse of power by civil authority? Are unjust or immoral actions by the government simply to be accepted and their lawless commands obeyed? How do we know when the government has acted tyrannically? Which actions constitute proper and legitimate resistance? This 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 proven guidelines for proper and legitimate resistance to tyranny, often without causing any major upheaval in society. The doctrine teaches us how to successfully rein in lawless acts by government and restore justice in our nation. “Use this sword against my enemies, if I give righteous commands; but if I give unrighteous commands, use it against me.” -Roman Emperor Trajan, speaking to one of his subordinates. This is the first book published solely addressing the doctrine of the lesser magistrates in over 400 years. The book lays a strong foundation, covering all aspects and components of the doctrine. 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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