Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Quotable Theonomy: Christianity in National Constitutions (Matthew Henry)

"Christianity should be twisted in with national constitutions, that the kingdoms of the world should become Christ’s kingdoms, and their kings the church’s nursing-fathers."

Matthew Henry, Commentary on the Whole Bible: Matthew 28 (1706)


Durandal said...

It seems the expression "nursing-father", used to describe the protection of the church by the state, dates back to Pierre Viret.

Steve C. Halbrook said...

Durandal, see also Isaiah 49:23; and, you might appreciate the latest Theonomy Applied post on Constantine.