Rev. Samuel Rutherford brilliantly and comprehensively demolishes the idea that rulers are above the law. In the 1600’s, the world shattering issue was whether kings ruled by “divine right.” This book figured prominently in moving the British to a civil war that resulted in a kingdom under law. In all ages we as citizens must face these crucial questions: Is our government legitimate? Does our government have moral authority to rule? Must we obey evil rulers and unjust laws?