Doug Wilson: The Lesser Magistrates and Virginia

This is an article published on January 22nd, 2020 by Doug Wilson – and it is excellent. The article makes excellent analysis of what has/is happening in Virginia regarding guns. The post is full of solid and provoking thought.

“One of the things that happened in the Reformation is that in various countries, the Protestants came into conflict with the magistrates who were wanting to suppress the reform efforts. Places where this conflict could be seen in high relief were France, the Netherlands, and Scotland. And when the magistrates took to the sword and stake, one of things that resulted was a theology of Protestant resistance. Notable books in this vein were Samuel Rutherford’s Lex Rex in Scotland, and Vindicae Contra Tyrannos by the pseudonymous Junius Brutus, a French Huguenot.

What developed was a three-step theology of resistance. The first was… [click here to read the whole article entitled Assemblin’, Carryin’, n’ Sayin’ Stuff ]

BTW – what the Lord providentially used to put my book on the doctrine of the lesser magistrates on the map was my sermon to the Montana legislators and Doug Wilson doing a review of my book and urging people to get it. He has a huge pull and influence. Both of these things happened in January of 2015. Here is Doug’s review:…/s…/book-of-the-monthjanuary-2015.html