Magistrates and ministers as fathers (Robert Leighton)

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  1. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritanboard Commissioner

    Magistrates are fathers for men's civil good in their societies and dwelling together; ministers, fathers for their spiritual good and society as Christians.

    Robert Leighton, An Exposition of the Ten Commandments (1701) in The Whole Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, Robert Leighton, D.D., Archbishop of Glasgow (2 vols, London: James Duncan, 1828), 2: 384.
     
  2. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritanboard Commissioner

    On a related point, he said:

    The duty of all superiors is, 1. To consider that their higher station is not for themselves, and for their own advantage, but for those who are in subjection to them …

    Robert Leighton, An Exposition of the Ten Commandments (1701) in The Whole Works of the Most Reverend Father in God, Robert Leighton, D.D., Archbishop of Glasgow (2 vols, London: James Duncan, 1828), 2: 385.
     
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