A Treatise On Magistracy And War; Millennium, Holiness, And The Manifestation Of Spirits

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byJohn Holdeman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891. Excerpt: ... Concern1ng Mag1stracy And War. No kingdom, either spiritual or secular, can exist without order and government. God is the Supreme Head of all governments and introduced them as circumstances required it. God ruled his angels by divine government, and punished those who transgressed His divine command. The first human beings were also placed under the government of God. and what a blessing if they had suffered themselves to be governed by Him. Without government and order, lawlessness and disorder prevail. If our parents, Adam and Eve had not sinned, murder, adultery, strife and envy had not thereby entered into the world; and then it would not have been necessary to have ordained a secular government. But because Adam and Eve transgressed, and the world became corrupted thereby, therefore it became necessary to institute a secular government, to punish criminals, that the world could be kept in order and that peace should rule in kingdoms and amongst the people. Therefore God said to Noah: "Whoso sheddeth man's blood, bv man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God made he man." Gen. 9: 6. This ordinance was not introduced before the deluge, because there was no secular government instituted before the flood. This civil law was given to the faithful Noah, the father of the only family then upon the earth, and he as a patriarch was to administer this power. Therefore, this civil law was first instituted to govern a family. When in process of time, kingdoms were formed, when rulers, kings and emperors'were invested with power to execute criminals, capital punishment, with few exceptions, was executed in all kingdoms and people until the present time. Ungodly people, kingdoms, and even corrupted Gentiles have retained this law. God also commanded th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891. Excerpt: ... Concern1ng Mag1stracy And War. No kingdom, either spiritual or secular, can exist without order and government. God is the Sup...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217430848

ISBN - 13:9780217430845

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