"Should we obey human or divine law?" (Alleged Contradiction #E6504)
Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme …
I Peter 2:13
Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
Yes, we are to obey human law, except when it conflicts with God’s law.
There is a chain of command; God is at the top, and then God-ordained authority. If a king appoints officers who in turn make laws which go directly contrary to the king, who are the people to obey: the officers, or the king? Obviously, the people are to obey the king if there is a conflict; otherwise, they are to obey the officers appointed by the king.
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