George Gillespie on the civil ruler’s duty to enforce external obedience to the moral law

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... By the law of God I understand here jus divinum naturale, that is, the moral law or Decalogue, as it bindeth all nations (whether Christians or infidels), being the law of the Creator and King of nations. The magistrate, by his authority, may, and in duty ought, to keep his subjects within the bounds of external obedience to that law, and punish the external man with external punishments for external trespasses against that law. ...

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