Samuel Rutherford: Against magistracy coming immediately from Christ as the mediator

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Magistracy (saith he, p. 135.) is a power ordained of God, an Image of the power and judgment committed to Christ; Scripture and the gift of wisdom, justice and righteousness, are his unction now. Page 138. They are set up more specially to minister peace and judgment to Gods people in the flesh.

Then Nero, the great Turk, the Indian Kings, being ordained of God, Rom. 3.1. as the image of Christ, must be his submediators and under Deputies, little spiritual Kings, and Prophets, and Priests under Christ as Mediator. And who gave the Scriptures, the Law, written Gospel, and such an unction to the Indian Kings? for they are Magistrates. The man cannot speak of Christian Magistrates; for Rom. 13. which he citeth, speaketh of Nero, whose head was dry from all unction of the Gospel, or new Testament. ...

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