"Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls." (Jeremiah 6:16)

Goodman: When Man Measures Obedience By His
Own Judgment, He Substitutes Antichrist for Christ

“For when vile man, replenished with pride, vain glory, and gross ignorance, will measure obedience with the crooked line of his own judgment, and not with the infallible truth of God’s holy word, he must prefer his own decrees, fantasies, and ordinances, to the comfortable laws and lively precepts of God his creator. Then in place of justice, he receives injustice; for right, wrong; for virtue, vice; for law, will; for love, hatred; for truth, falsehood; for plain dealing, dissimulation; for religion, superstition; for true worship, detestable idolatry; and to be short, for God, Satan; for Christ, Antichrist, and with him such plagues of God, and disorder among men, as are this day set before our eyes to behold in all places throughout the universal world, and have been likewise even from the beginning.”

— Christopher Goodman, from the preface to his book “How Superior Powers Ought To Be Obeyed by Their Subjects and Wherein They May Lawfully By God’s Word Be Disobeyed and Resisted” published in 1558

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