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The Causes of the War of Independence Part 3, The Spiritual Issues Part 2

1. The Absolute Sovereignty of God

God alone possesses absolute authority over all areas of life and for the king or parliament to claim such authority is tyranny and blasphemy. To acquiesce to a tyrannical usurpation of God's prerogatives would be to deny Christ and His absolute Lordship over all things. To lend legitimacy to ungodly usurpation by cooperating with it or by our silence condoning it is to deny the God who rules over us. The political slogans of Calvinism were The crown rights of King Jesus and God alone has dominion. The Dutch theologian and political leader, Abraham Kuyper describes the influence of this doctrine of the sovereignty of God over the political views of a people.