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3 - Of the Constitution of Gods Kingdome

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 June 2012

William Lamont
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University of Sussex
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Thes. 24. The World then is a Kingdom whereof God is the King, and the form of the Government is Monarchia absoluta ex pleno Dominio jure Creationis, an absolute Monarchy from or with a plenary Dominion or propriety of persons and things, by the Title of Creation … [But one Thomas Anglus ex Albiis East-Saxonum, in English, Thomas White, a Papist, in his book about Purgatory, and his other Writings, would perswade us, that such notions as these are but Metaphorical, and the conceits of vulgar heads, when properly applyed to God, and that indeed they that are wiser, know that God governeth as an Engeneer, that is, by a Physicall Premotion only, as men govern Clocks and Watches, or the Pilate governeth a ship.] …

Thes. 25. The denial of the Soveraignty of God, and his Moral Government is the denial of Deity, Humanity, Religion, Morality and pollicy, most of which I shall manifest brieffly in these following Instances.

1. I have shewed already that it is a denying God to be God, because to be God, is to be the Governor of the world, at least in Title.

2. If God be not Governour, he is not just: For communicative Justice he cannot exercise on Creatures that are wholly his own. And distributive Justice he can have none, if he have not the Relation which Justice doth belong to. He that is not a Ruler, cannot be a just Ruler.

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Print publication year: 1994

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