I added a new blog to my blogroll this morning, The Wittenberg Gate, “Applying the Scriptures to every sphere of life.” That’s the journey I’m on right now – I don’t want to just study. I want to apply God’s Word.
The author Dory has written a terrific article called When the Law is Wrong. While the bible calls for Christians to obey civil authorities (Romans 13:5, Matthew 22:21, 1 Peter2:13-15, among others) call for Christians to obey civil authorities, we are called to resist when it directly conflicts with the Word of God (Acts 5:29).
In the Terri Schiavo case, Terri is innocent of wrong doing. Only the word of her husband, several years after the fact, say that Terri wanted to die, a fact disputed by Terri’s parents and siblings. And since the husband has reneged on other duties as a husband by having an adulterous affair and bearing children, it’s clear his opinion may be compromised.
Wittenburg Gate offers up excellent commentary on why the law is wrong in Terri Schiavo’s case.