Democracy Is Founded In Scripture

Posted: April 23, 2013 in Category - Sermons of Revolutionary Era, Democracy Is Founded In Scripture

John Wise was a Congregational minister. In this essay, Wise lays out the Biblical argument for democracy, believing that God had ordained a natural law that was superior to civil law, and since God had made all men free, any restriction of that freedom was by definition unholy. Wise thought monarchy and aristocracy contradicted Christ’s ministry because they “subverted the design of the Gospel, and the end for which Christ’s government was ordained, viz., the moral, spiritual, and eternal happiness of men.”

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