Obey Rulers or God?

Daniel in the Lions Den - Briton Riviere - 1872

Daniel in the Lions Den – Briton Riviere – 1872

Then they answered and said before the king, “Daniel, who is one of the exiles from Judah, pays no attention to you, O king, or the injunction you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day.”

Daniel 6:13

Earthly princes deprive themselves of all authority when they rise up against God, yea, they are unworthy to be counted among the company of men. We ought rather to spit in their faces than to obey them when they… spoil God of his right.

John Calvin, Commentary on the Book of Daniel


A Queen’s communion poem

EucharistHoc est corpus meum

Twas Christ the Word that spake it, 

The same took bread and break it,

And as the Word did make it, 

So I believe and take it.

– a young Queen Elizabeth I, reflecting upon the Lord’s Supper.  ( a very Protestant reflection, by the way)