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The faithful and the rulers: Calvin's two sermons of 1554 on 1 Timothy 2:1-2

A. D. Pont
HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies | Vol 54, No 1/2 | a1389 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v54i1/2.1389 | © 1998 A. D. Pont | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 December 1998 | Published: 12 December 1998

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A. D. Pont, Professor Enneritus: Department of Chruch History (Sec A), University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Abstract

In this study Calvin's two sermons on 1 Timothy 2:1-2 are examined and the contents briely analyzed. The conclusion is drawn that Calvin is not giving a treatise on the biblical doctrine on princes and rulers, but is addressing the faithful. In doing so, he explains to the congregation their position vis-à-vis the rulers and what Paul's injunctions mean intheir situation. It is true preaching as Calvin only expounds the Biblical message as it is found in this text.

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