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7-21-18 Calvin Institutes Book IV Chapter 20 then Hamilton

A short introduction and synopsis of Calvin regarding biblical government. Calvin argued that the office of the magistrate was “a most sacred office,” a noble profession worthy of any Christian’s respect. Magistrates were “the viceregents of God,” said Calvin, established by his authority and accountable to him for their actions. Even tyranny was preferable to anarchy, and only where the tyrant contradicted the commands of God was peaceful resistance warranted. [Institutes Book IV Chapter 20] According to Calvin, government had a divinely-instituted purpose: to protect the public order and defend God’s moral law. When it came to the question of how best to order the state, Calvin offered an opinion: a mix of republicanism and aristocracy. I have no capacity in this short order to get to all that can be discussed back and forth as to all that Calvin proposes and even rejects in this chapter. But for me, the bottom line is that we now have a Constitutional Republic and that is what must be supported and kept in good order for good government. Yes and Christians have a responsibility in doing so.

In the last two segments I again do not have time to fully contrast what Hamilton writes in the referenced Federalists Papers nor do I get into the details of Yates writing as Brutus which predicts our present Judicial system breakdown. The Courts have in every essence fulfilled all that Hamilton indicated would be their jurisdictional authority… and then some. With this short time we have, I am taking you through only a couple high level points of Hamilton’s approval of the structure and intent of Article III that has more than exceeded any perspective of his simplicity in argument for the supremacy of the Court.

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12-23-17 Sproul, Kotmair, Knox Appellation Applied

I am bringing you my Christmas greeting as well as a short comment about RC Sproul and John Kotmair. These two men being giants in there respective camps having dynamic impact with all that they touched in person or virtually. The Foundation of both is their Faith in Jesus.

I’m continuing with John Knox Appellation and how it is absolutely applicable right now. This is something that is not taught anywhere that I’m aware of but that may be because I don’t know all that’s happening out there. Yet, the results seem to prove that my perspective is reality. I am appealing to those who call themselves Christians in both political parties to come to grips with what Knox is saying regarding their responsibilities to God’s laws and mind over that of men. This is also pertinent to those in business as well.

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12-9-17 Augustine, Franken, Conyer and Moore

As we consider all of the verdicts of guilt manifested by the ministers of the new nationalist religion, we must look back in history at Augustine, the Bishop of Hippo. Today I’m talking about the new national ‘statist’ religion and its theological evangelists – MSM or Main Stream Ministers seen on various corporatist media outlets.

It is important that we reflect again on that sermon by Samuel Langdon discussed last week and the introduction of what John Knox had to say in his Appellation regarding the “Lesser Magistrates”.

Most importantly, this past Wednesday, Mr. Sam Adams was invited to speak at the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution) event in Erie, PA. What a privilege and great time honoring students who excel.

As always, remember: The Founders wanted us to gain knowledge and get involved! Being a Citizen is an Active involvement in our political life!  Let’s get our feet on the street for this time is critical!

Join me on Saturday’s program to value the Founders perspective of the mirrors of history and the reality of the present.

And because you keep asking!

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The video of today’s program will be the SamuelAdamsReturns channel and you can subscribe to the YouTube Channel Here.

For today’s program:

  1. THE REPUBLIC OF THE ISRAELITES AN EXAMPLE TO THE AMERICAN STATES by Samuel Langdon, 1788
  2. The Appellation of John Knox 1558
  3. Doctrine of The Lesser Magistrate
  4. Yes, And even more important as you look at what happened in the Republican held House: At the Samuel Adams Returns web site: “Not All Conservatives Are ConstitutionalistsOr on Amazon: Paperback or the eBook    And now at Barnes & Nobles too.

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12-2-17 If I Had A Pulpit

If I had a pulpit I would most likely bore my congregation because I would ‘inculcate’ them with this one sermon that I talk about on this program. I would press on this sermon until I was fully satisfied that each person clearly understood the ramifications of every paragraph, principle and call to action.

On this program, I don’t read every aspect of the sermon since I give you the reference to it below but I do expect you to read it. Hmm, maybe I’ll do a separate vid to put up on YouTube that is my rendition and modernization of this sermon. I think you may be getting that I find this sermon by Samuel Langdon in 1788.

Well, I figure that If I had a Pulpit and what I feel compelled to speak from it, I guarantee you that I would have a massive congregation of ——- One. I pray that real pastors, ministers and church leaders get their theology more in tune with this message delivered by Samuel Langdon.

As always, remember: The Founders wanted us to gain knowledge and get involved! Being a Citizen is an Active involvement in our political life!  Let’s get our feet on the street for this time is critical!

Join me on Saturday’s program to value the Founders perspective of the mirrors of history and the reality of the present.

 

And because you keep asking!

References:

The video of today’s program will be the SamuelAdamsReturns channel and you can subscribe to the YouTube Channel Here.

For today’s program:

  1. THE REPUBLIC OF THE ISRAELITES AN EXAMPLE TO THE AMERICAN STATES by Samuel Langdon, 1788
  2. Doctrine of The Lesser Magistrate
  3. Yes, And even more important as you look at what happened in the Republican held House: At the Samuel Adams Returns web site: “Not All Conservatives Are ConstitutionalistsOr on Amazon: Paperback or the eBook And now at Barnes & Nobles too.

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11-4-17 Reformation 500 Yrs and Magdeburg Confession

Last Sunday was the global celebration of the Reformations 500 year anniversary. This is one of the most memorable events in all of history in that it re-established the truth of the salvation of man from sin only through the Grace of God and only in Faith in Jesus the Christ. But what was not often spoken of in congregations regarding the Reformation is what it means socially and politically. The Reformation also challenged the rightful authority of kingship of humans and re-established the existence of the only rightful hierarchy of political authority again being in King Jesus.

The story of this plays out in the siege of Magdeburg and the Magdeburg Confession – One little city holding out and winning against the ‘Holy Roman Empire’. It is also about the true understanding of Romans 13 and the Doctrine of The Lesser Magistrate. You see, the Founding Fathers of America understood every aspect of the Reformation. Samuel Adams studied theology before he studied law. He had a clear understand of these Principles that are true from Genesis to Revelations and every aspect of governance in the context of corruptible human kind.

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3-7-15 Program: S. A. The Lesser Magistrate

A few programs back I introduced the “Doctrine of the Minor/Lesser Magistrate.”  In this program I bring to light how Sam Adams understood this “Doctrine” and in reality lived it as the quintessential Lesser Magistrate.

OK, just to get it straight on the definition, quintessential in this context means: representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality.

Sam Adams from his first elected position to the last term of office as the Governor of Massachusetts understood who the Great Sovereign is and how that applies to every aspect of life and governance.  Sam Adams fully applied the “Doctrine of the Minor/Lesser Magistrate” during his life.  I hope for moderns that can understand and apply this truth in the present.

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