Problem

Abuse of liberty of conscience

Other Names:
Abuse of freedom of conscience
Claim:
It has nothing in common with a seditious and rebellious mind; and in no tittle derogates from obedience to public authority; for the right to command and to require obedience exists only so far as it is in accordance with the authority of God, and is within the measure that He has laid down. But when anything is commanded which is plainly at variance with the will of God, there is a wide departure from this divinely constituted order, and at the same time a direct conflict with divine authority; therefore, it is right not to obey. (Papal Writings, Libertas, 1888).
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Date of last update
27.12.2017 – 04:48 CET