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Implications of the fifth commandment
Further reasons to uphold the biblical requirements of magistrates.
Magistrates must suppress evil if good is to come.
If murder ought to be punished as an injury and dishonour to God, why not also public blasphemy, idolatry, and heresy, …
Magistrates, using the Word, should judge in matters of church schism and error.
Magistrates should not force “conversion” but they should restrain evil.
Civil laws relative to the external concerns of religion should be based upon the law of God.
Scripture makes it plain that magistrates sin and cause harm when they give licence to promoters of false religion.
John Brown of Haddington unearths the heart behind tolerating false religions: atheism.
Magistrates ought never attempt to force men to believe with their hearts… but…