“This is the definition of vice; the wrong use, in violation of the Lord’s command, of what has been given us by God for a good purpose. It is right to submit to a higher authority whenever a command of God would not be violated.”
What are some contemporary examples of using wrongfully something God intends for a good purpose? (Consider this in light of the life issues, for example.). How does the second sentence of St. Basil’s quote help to clarify things for me?