Calm Examination of Dr. McMaster's Letters on Civil Government (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Calm Examination of Dr. McMaster's Letters on Civil Government Although a nation, refuse or neglect to form their constitu tion of civil order according to the light of the gospel, it would not be desirable to have it annihilated, and the people left in a state of anarchy. While a people maintain a dislike to the law of God, and refuse obedience to the Messiah, it is better for themselves, and for those who may live among them, that they have a government formed on the law. Of nature, howev er defective, than have absolute anarchy and confusion - But, this affords no reason why a christian should give his approba tion, to such a defective and sinful constitution of government. If they will depend on the light ofnature, let the Chris-g tian may say, it is better that they take the light of nature, than reject both it and the light of revelation -=but I cannot without sinning, incorporate myself with such a society; I can not approve of their constitution of civil government; I cannot identify myself with it by an oath of allegiance, because the revealed will of God is not the rule by which it is constituted. And administered. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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- Dr David Scott
- Paperback | 78 pages
- 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
- Publication date
- 09 Feb 2019
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