The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution for Cause of Conscience Discussed; And Mr. Cotton's Letter Examined and Answered

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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. 1848 Excerpt: ... a secure expectation of a false salvation. CHAP. LXXXIV. The second head, concerning superiority of each power. Peace. " Because contention may arise in future times The «ond head, con which of these powers under Christ is the greatest, as it MTMin.g bu i o 3 perionty of hath been under anti-christ, we conceive, first, that the Bmp'i';, power of the civil magistrate is superior to the church iiTx.'23.a' policy in place, honours, dignity, earthly power, in the world; and the church superior to him, being a member of the church, ecclesiastically; that is, in a church way, ruling and ordering him by spiritual ordinances according to God,s word, for his soul,s health, as any other member. So that all the power the magistrate hath over the Luke'xn..u,.. church is temporal, not spiritual: and all the power the An,! 5h»' A £-judic'um of church hath over the magistrate is spiritual, not temporal. ieuc£'. And as the church hath no temporal power over the u mijaM. magistrate, in ordine ad bonum spirituale; so the magistrate hath no spiritual power over the church in ordine ad bonum temporale. " Secondly, the delinquency of either party calleth for the exercise of the power of terror from the other part; for no rulers ordained of God are a terror to good works, but to evil, Bom. xiii. 3. So that'if the church offend, the offence of the church calleth upon the civil magistrate, either to seek the healing thereof as a nursing father, by his own grave advice and the advice of other churches; or else, if he cannot so prevail, to put forth and exercise the superiority of his power in redressing what is amiss, according to the quality of the offence, by the course of civil justice. " On the other side, if the magistrate being...

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