Divine vs Govt Authority
Biblically, the righteous are commonly persecuted by government, and persecution is not a question of if but when.
|“||Matthew 10:18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.
Matthew 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Luke 21:12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
Virtually all of the righteous peoplein the Bible, if not all, were persecuted by unjust governments. Moses was persecuted by Pharaoh's Egypt, Elijah by Ahab, Jesus and John the Baptist by Herod, etc.
As such, government authority is not to be followed when counter to divine authority.