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‘Faith must be persuaded, not commanded’

In his Politca methodice digestica Johannes Althusius makes the following observation about the spiritual nature of faith, warning the civil magistrate not to assume control over what is solely God’s jurisdiction: A magistrate in whose realm the true worship of God does not thrive should take care that he not claim imperium over that area of the […]

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“A New Creation, or Spiritual Kings or Priests”

Niels Hemmingsen divides “vocation” into two kinds in the Enchiridion theologicum, the first common to all Christians and the second personal, namely, any lawful discharging of any office. Our “common vocation,” the one that all Christians share, comes by way of the Gospel, by which we are called to be kings and priests. God is spirit; […]