Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 39 Chapter 23 – Of the Civil Magistrate I. God, the Supreme Lord and King of all the world, has ordained civil magistrates to be under him over the people, for his own glory and the public good; and to this end, has armed them with the power …

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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 50 Chapter 31 – Of Synods and Councils I. For the better government and further edification of the Church, there ought to be such assemblies as are commonly called synods or councils. II. As magistrates may lawfully call a synod of ministers and other fit persons to consult …

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