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THE LAW OF CHRIST

RESPECTING

CIVIL OBEDIENCE,

&c.

“ Nothing can contribute more to the stability of a state than a clear and comprehensive view of the relation, which subsists, between the people and those whom they have appointed for their governors."--Bishop Watson.

“ As to government, we must observe three things therein, very distinguishable : The CONSTITUTION OF POWER IN GENERAL, must be severed from THE LIMITATION OF IT to THIS OR THAT FORM; and the form also must be severed from THE DESIGNATION OF IT TO THIS OR THAT PERSON.”—Jus Populi.'

“ Though I have learned to obey as far as lawfully I may, my judgment is exceeding far from being enslaved; and according to that, by God's assistance, shall be my practice; which, if it run counter to the prescriptions of authority, shall cheerfully submit to the censures thereof.”—Owen.

RESPECTING CIVIL OBEDIENCE,

ESPECIALLY

IN THE PAYMENT OF TRIBUTE;

WITH AN APPENDIX OF DOCUMENTS AND NOTES:

TO WHICH ARE ADDED
TWO ADDRESSES ON THE VOLUNTARY

CHURCH CONTROVERSY.

BY JOHN BROWN, D.D.,

MINISTER OP 'FIE UNITED ASSOCIATE CONGREGATION, BROUGHTON PLACE, EDINBURGI;

AND PROFESSOR OF EXEGETICAL THEOLOGY TO THE UNITED SRCESSION CHURCH.

Α ΠΟΔΟΤΕ ΤΑ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΙ ΚΑΙ ΤΑ ΤΟΥ ΘΕΟΥ ΤΩ ΘΕΩ. Ο ΚΥΡΙΟΣ.

THIRD EDITION,

IMPROVED AND ENLARGED,

LONDON:WILLIAM BALL,

ALDINE CHAMBERS, PATERNOSTER ROW.

MDCCCXXXIX.

1085.

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TO THE

ELDERS, MANAGERS, AND MEMBERS

OF THE

UNITED ASSOCIATE CONGREGATION OF BROUGHTON PLACE,

EDINBURGH,

TO WHOSE SPIRITUAL IMPROVEMENT

THE AUTHOR FEELS IT HIS HIGH PRIVILEGE,

AS HE COUNTS IT HIS FIRST PUBLIC DUTY,

TO DEVOTE HIS TIME AND TALENTS AND ACTIVE EXERTIONS,

THE FOLLOWING EXPOSITION

OF AN IMPORTANT AND ILL UNDERSTOOD PORTION OF OUR LORD'S LAW,

IS AFFECTIONATELY AND RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.

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