Thursday, October 25, 2012

Quotable Theonomy: Biblical Rulers Destroy High Places (Jeanne d'Albret)

"As to the first point upon which you comment—the reformation in religion which I have commenced at Pau, and at Lescar—I am very earnestly resolved, by the grace of God, to continue such reformation throughout my sovereignty of Béarn. I have learned to do so from my Bible, (which I read more than the works of your doctors,) in the book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel, from whence I take king Joash for my pattern, in order that I may not be reproached, as were some of the kings of Israel, that, professing myself a servant of God, I yet destroyed not the high places consecrated to idols."

--Jeanne d’Albret, Queen of Navarre, in a letter rebuking the Cardinal D'Armagnac

[1] Cited in Martha Walker Freer, The Life of Jeanne d'Albret, Queen of Navarre: Volume One (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1855), 353.

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