Here of late I have been listening to John Gerstner (ligonier.org) give a series of lectures on The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) by Westminster Divines (ligonier.org). I have found the series rather interesting. I was especially fascinated by Chapter 23, Sec. 1-4 by John Gerstner from The Westminster Confession of Faith (ligonier.org). What is Chapter 23 about? The title is: Of the Civil Magistrate. The topic is the role of government and the Christian’s relationship with government.
How did Gerstner make that particular lecture so interesting? Imagine living in the 18th Century American colonies. You are serious Christian, maybe even the pastor of a church. What would have been your position on the impending conflict between the United Kingdom and the 13 American colonies?
Some would have turned to The…
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