Results tagged “Civil Government” from Reformation21 Blog

Flight vs. Freedom: Calvin on Hagar (Gen. 16)

Article by   August 2015
"Hagar, servant of Sarai." So the angel of the Lord addressed the Egyptian slave (Gen. 16.8) who had the great misfortune to be drawn into Abraham and Sarah's scheme to assist the realization of God's promise (Gen. 16.1-6). Upon the... continue

"Respect the Authorities": Summary Thoughts

Article by   July 2015
IntroductionScriptural frameworkA proper subjectionThe prayers of the saintsA godly lifeRespond prayerfullyOur heavenly hopeSummary ThoughtsIn relation to the civil magistrates whom God has appointed, the Lord's pilgrim people live in the space between our Christ's declaration that His kingdom is not... continue

"Respect the Authorities": Scriptural Framework #5 ~ Our Heavenly Hope

Article by   July 2015
IntroductionScriptural framework A proper subjectionThe prayers of the saintsA godly lifeRespond prayerfully Our Heavenly Hope For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly... continue

Gratitude for Government: Calvin contra Contempt for Civil Authority

Article by   May 2015
In Calvin's estimation, the Christian life is properly one of constant gratitude. Gratitude bears fruit in holiness -- we can and should say "thank you" to God with our lives as well as our lips. The root of gratitude is... continue
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