Magistrates are Ministers of God
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Romans 13:4,6
For he is the minister of God to you for good. But if you do that which is evil, be afraid; for he bears not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath on him that does evil.
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Of the Constant Falsehood of the Devil, and of the Powers and ...
... upon him who does evil." And for this reason too, magistrates themselves, having ...
of view, those who exact tribute from us are "God's ministers, serving for ...
/.../irenaeus/against heresies/chapter xxiv of the constant falsehood.htm

Another Shorter Evening Prayer.
... hands and protection: beseeching thee, O my Lord and God, not to ... bless all the royal
family, together with all our magistrates and ministers; comfort them ...
/.../bayly/the practice of piety/another shorter evening prayer.htm

On the Management of the Resources Collected for the Support of ...
... and again meet there in the evening, to return thanks to God that He ... it is said to
those who are not of the dignity of magistrates or ministers: "Judge not ...
/.../various/constitutions of the holy apostles/sec iv on the management of.htm

Of the Teachers and Ministers of the Church. Their Election and ...
... who held the comitia elected the new magistrates, for no ... of all." We see, then, that
ministers are legitimately called according to the word of God, when those ...
/.../calvin/the institutes of the christian religion/chapter 3 of the teachers.htm

The Necessity of Diligently Seeking the Saints' Rest.
... And are the people more serious than magistrates or ministers? ... crowds of opposition,
"toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ ...
/.../baxter/the saints everlasting rest/chapter vii the necessity of.htm

Knox's Writings from Abroad: Beginning of the Scottish Revolution ...
... Monthly and weekly the magistrates and ministers met to point out each other's little
failings. Knox felt as if he were indeed in the City of God, and later he ...
/.../lang/john knox and the reformation/chapter viii knoxs writings from.htm

Evening Prayer for a Family.
... O eternal God and most gracious Father, we thine unworthy servants here ... with the
rest of the royal family; all our magistrates and ministers; all that fear ...
/.../bayly/the practice of piety/evening prayer for a family.htm

The Great Schism
... submissive, for the latter considered that the boys had broken the laws "of God,
of the Colony and ... Accordingly both magistrates and ministers arrested the ...
/.../chapter x the great schism.htm

Peter and John Examined by the Council.
... language, They had never addressed magistrates and priests ... The people glorified God,
by acknowledging the cure to ... the Apostles, as his favourites and ministers. ...
/.../dick/lectures on the acts of the apostles/lecture v peter and john.htm

The Life of Mr. James Durham.
... of Govan; but afterwards when dying, to the magistrates, ministers and some ... in his
passage, yet he sensibly, through the strength of God's grace, triumphantly ...
/.../howie/biographia scoticana scots worthies/the life of mr james 2.htm

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