The Homiletic Review Volume 50

The Homiletic Review Volume 50

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... compact was ever made between men and those who governed them. It denied that government was founded upon any such compact or rests upon the consent of the governed. It denied that the function of government is merely to protect persons and property. The fundamental conception of Puritanism was that we are born into a world of law. The first thing that every roan has to do is to find out what are the laws of human life, and to submit his will to these, because these laws of human life are the laws of God, and the first duty of every man is owed to his Maker, his King and Father. We are born into a world of law to find out what these laws are; and all our prosperity and civilization and the whole of life rest on finding out what are these laws and obeying them. These laws are not only for individuals, but are social and political. There are laws just as much for the community as for the individual, for the family as for the individual. There are laws of trade, laws of justice, and laws of political economy, and when we most understand these laws we1 most obey them. We must conform to these laws and then we shall be a prosperous community, and that is not a matter of resting. A government which rests is not a government, but an oligarchy. A just government is not made more just because the governed sanction it, nor is a law made more helpful because men consent to it. A community, therefore, must find out the law in order to be prosperous. Stenographies! ly reported for The Homilbtic Ekvikw. Government has another function than merely to protect persons and property. Law and government are not necessarily civilization. It is not true that the less law tue better. The law of liberty does not consist in the right of every man to follow his...show more

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  • Paperback | 426 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 757g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679009X
  • 9781236790095