Chapter 24

Of the Civil Magistrate

1 I. The divine ordination of the office of civil magistrate
A. His ordained position
B. His ordained purpose
C. His ordained power
2 II. The Christian's involvement in the office of civil magistrate
A. Its ethical propriety
B. Its special concern
C. The peculiar prerogative
3 III. The believer's subjection to the office of civil magistrate
A. The duty of obedience to civil magistrates
1. The ground of this obedience
2. The extent of this obedience
3. The nature of this obedience
4. The motives for this obedience
B. The duty of prayer for civil magistrates

From: Samuel E. Waldron, A Modern Exposition of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith, (Evangelical Press, 1989), p284. Used by permission.