Printed by order of the New Hampshire General court.
|Statement||By Ferdinand Ellis, A. M., pastor of the Baptist church in Exeter.|
|Contributions||Theological Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)|
|LC Classifications||BV4260 .N45 1826|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||26 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||26|
|LC Control Number||40019210|
His book, Civil Government: God’s Other Kingdom, defends a distinctly Lutheran view of the role of civil government. The book is divided into three sections. The first addresses the Biblical evidence. The second addresses the history of Church-State relations. And the third gives an overview of current problems in those relations. Romans simply reaffirms for the Christian Church the authority of civil government and the need to honor that authority and be subject to it. It reminds us that the way to live in peace in this world is not to avenge ourselves, but rather to give place to the wrath of God as it is executed by civil authority. Government Ordinance Department The Court Hierarchy WHICH DECLARED THE HOLY BIBLE AS THE WORD OF GOD; THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT OF ; THE She stands on the Books of Law, holding a scale in one hand a sword of truth in the other, and wearing a blindfold. Justice is blind and when the sword of truth comes down, if it File Size: KB. The Government of God Understanding Offices and Duties by David C. Pack. The Church of God—the biblical Body of Christ—is not divided, and is the only place where the government of God is present, the only organization Christ leads. He has placed offices and assigned special duties within His Church. All of the splinters have rejected God’s government!
Yet both the temporal kingdom of civil government and the eternal heavenly kingdom are God's blessings to us. This book looks at government as presented during biblical times, traces church-state relations throughout history, and concludes by addressing the current state of affairs in the United s: 8. Then he shows us exactly how this works as we do our duty to the civil government. 1 Peter show what our duty is: Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do. a) We owe Caesar only what is civil. b) We owe God that which is moral and religious. c) Civil statutes deﬁne crime, not sin. d) Divine statutes deal with sin, not crime. e) While it is not the function of civil government to legislate morality, but rather what is civil, they do enforce certain moral precepts—murder, perjury and theft—not. Romans Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.
Civil magistracy is a blessed ordinance of the living God, given to the human family in order that it might reflect the order in which God so much delights ("For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace" 1 Cor. ). Civil government an ordinance of God: a sermon, delivered at Concord, before His Excellency the Governor, the honourable Council, and both branches of the legislature of the State of New-Hampshire, June 8, Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. read more. Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, . God's ordinance states His will, and He clearly establishes civil government. Therefore, we are responsible for obeying civil authority also, for in doing so we are obeying God. These verses do not imply that we must always obey civil government. Other verses show that we must obey it as long as the civil authority does not contradict God's laws.