On the Right to Rebel against Governors

Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work.–Titus iii. 1. The great Creator, having designed the human race for society, has made us dependent on one another for happiness. He has so constituted us that it becomes both our duty and interest …

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The Curse of Cowardice

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Cursed be he that doth the work of the lord deceitfully; and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood. Jer. 48:10 Nothing can be more agreeable to the God of Peace than to see universal harmony and benevolence prevail among His creatures; and He has laid them under the strongest obligations to …

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A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers

Let us now trace the apostle’s reasoning in favor of submission to the higher powers, a little more particularly and exactly. For by this it will appear, on one hand, how good and conclusive it is, for submission to those rulers who exercise their power in a proper manner: And, on the other, how weak …

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