Thesis XIX Besides all the Old Testament proofs both of commands and approved examples before the Law, and under the Law, before the Captivity of Babylon and after, for the Magistrates coercive power in the matters of the First Table, laid down in this treatise, together with answers to all the evasions brought against such commands and examples, as also to that of proofs out of the Old Testament, I desire the Reader to consider this Thesis, that place of Scripture speaking o
Query I Whether such religious customs as are binding to all the Churches of Jesus Christ, ought not to have sure footing upon the Word of God, or Apostolic practice? II. Whether you can substantially prove that Christ was born on the 25th December? and what your proofs are? III. Whether the celebration of that day (grant he was born on it) can be clearly warranted by you from Scripture? and what your Scriptures are? IV. Whether you can clear it by sound consequence from the
The evil of sin set out in nine respects from Edward Leigh's A System or Body of Divinity. Firstly - In respect of God In regard of God it strikes not only at his sovereignty, Psalm 51. 4, but his being, Psalm 10. 4. It is contrary to the whole nature of God, Lev. 26. 22 and Col. 1. 12. If we look on the sovereignty of God, sin is rebellion; if on his justice, sin is iniquity; If on his goodness sin is unkindness; but it especially wrongs the holiness of God in respect of its
Irenicum, to the lovers of truth and peace heart-divisions opened in the causes and evils of them: with cautions that we may not be hurt by them, and endeavours to heal them. Burroughs, Jeremiah, 1599-1646. CHAP. V. The second dividing principle: All Religions are to be tolerated. This is a divider indeed. There is a great outcry of this but what is the scope of it? it is to exasperate men’s spirits against the toleration of any thing. Some think there must needs be a necessa
Whereas the Patrons of Toleration commonly plead, that all places of scripture both of examples and commands for Magistrates punishing in matters of religion are only from the Old Testament; and it is confessed by them that under the Law before Christ’s coming good Magistrates both did and might exercise coercive power on false prophets, apostates, blasphemers, but now since the New Testament it is otherwise: “It being the will and command of God that since the coming of his
Magistrates qua Magistrates, by virtue of their office, as Magistrates simply, everyone of them, though Turks, heathen and wicked, as well as Christian and orthodox, have an authority, right, power from God Jure divino in matters of religion to command for God, and his honor, and to forbid and suppress the contrary. The Magistrate in general being by his proper place the minister of God, (Rom. 13) God’s vicegerent governing men in the room of God, even so far as his power and
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