Of The Civil Magistrate

Chapter 23 The Civil Magistrate

    Read Westminster Confession Chapter 23

Is not God supreme Lord over every sphere of Government? Yes

Well then have not those New Presbyterian churches who have put themselves under the  civil government in any way erred gravely? Answer by William Cunningham

Is not the Government an ordinance of God for the reproving of evil doers which all Christians are to obey? Yes 

Well then do not Covenanters err gravely who say that we do not have to obey the government out of conscience but only fear? Answer by George Gillespie or David Dickson

Well then do not those Covenanters especially err who say that we do not have to pray for a pagan government? Answer by David Dickson