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The views of the Metropolitan on the responsibilities of Christians in the face of the state

"Jesus Christ ... took all civil responsibilities upon Himself and said to give Caesar what was Caesar's, commanding to give God what was God’s.

Obviously, God is above all, and if the right of man stands contrary to the right of God, God shall be listened to rather than man (Acts 19:19).”

“It goes without saying that no authority can wish anything inconsistent with God's will. ... [O]ne should listen to God more than to people."