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Prop. III. Whosoever are consecrated and ordered according to the rites

of that book, since the second year of the aforenamed King Educard, unto this time or hereafter, shall be consecrated or ordered according to the same rites, we decree all such to be rightly, orderly, and lawfully consecrated and ordered.

See Arts. xx. Prop. I. and xxxiv. Prop. v.

ARTICLE XXXVII.

ARTICULUS XXXVII.

ARTICLE XXXVII.

De Civilibus Magistratibus. Of the Civil Magistrates. REG

EGIA Majestas in hoc An- The Queen's Majesty hath the

gliæ regno, ac cæteris ejus chief power in this realm of dominiis summam habet potes. England, and other her dotatem, ad quam, omnium sta- minions, unto whom the chief tuum regni, sive illi Ecclesias- government of all estates of this tici sint, sive Civiles, in omnibus realm, whether they be Ecclecausis, suprema gubernatio per- siastical or Civil, in all causes tinet; et nulli extremæ juris- doth appertain, and is not, nor dictioni est subjecta, nec esse ought to be, subject to any debet.

foreign jurisdiction. Cum Regiæ Majestati sum Where we attribute to the mam gubernationem tribuimus, Queen’s Majesty the chief goquibus titulis intelligimus ani- vernment, by which titles we mos quorundam calumniatorum understand the minds of some offendi, non damus Regibus slanderous folks to be offended; nostris aut Verbi Dei, aut Sa we give not to our princes the cramentorum administrationem, ministering either of God's quod etiam Injunctiones’ab Eli- Word, or of the Sacraments, zabetha Regina nostra nuper the which thing the Injunctions? editæ, apertissime testantur ; also lately set forth by Elizased eam tantum prærogativam, beth our Queen do most plainly quam in sacris Scripturis a Deo testify; but that only preroipso, omnibus piis Principibus, gative, which we see to have videmus semper fuisse attribu- been given always to all godly tam, hoc est, ut omnes status princes in holy Scriptures by atque ordines, fidei suæ a DEO God Himself, that is, that they

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commissos, sive illi ecclesiastici should rule all estates and desint sive civiles, in officio con grees committed to their charge tineant, et contumaces et delin- by God, whether they be ecclequentes, glado civili coerceant. siastical or temporal, and re

Romanus Pontifex nullam strain with the civil sword the habet jurisdictionem, in hoc stubborn and evil-doers. regno Angliæ.

The Bishop of Rome hath no Leges regni possunt Christi- jurisdiction in this realm of anos propter capitalia, et gravia England. crimina, morte punire.

The laws of the realm may Christianis licet, ex mandato punish Christian men with magistratus, arma portare, et death, for heinous and grievous justa bella administrare.

offences.

It is lawful for Christian men, at the commandment of the magistrate, to wear weapons, and serve in the wars.

The Phraseology of this Article.
1. When compared with Article XXXVI. of those of 1552.
A. In the Latin.
1552.

1562, 1571.
Rex Angliæ est supremum Regia Majestas, * * * *

caput in terris, post CHRIS coerceant.
TUM, Ecclesiae, Anglicanæ

et Hibernicæ.
Magistratus civilis est a Deo

ordinatus atque probatus:
quamobrem illi non solum
propter iram, sed etiam
propter conscientiam obe-

diendum est.
Leges civiles

leges regni.
B. In the English.

The King of England is su- The Queen's Majesty hath
preme head in earth, next the chief

power
under CIIRIST, of the stubborn and evil doers.
Church of England and
Ireland.

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The civil magistrate is or

dained and allowed of
GOD: wherefore we must
obey him, not only for
fear of punishment, but

also for conscience sake.
civil laws
in lawful wars

the laws of the realm.
in the wars.

2. When the Latin and English are compared with each other.
Regia majestas

King's majesty.
lately set forth.

to their charge.
Romanus Pontifex

Bishop of Rome. justa bella administrare to serve in the wars.

nuper edita

fidei suæ

Six PROPOSITIONS.
I. The Queen's majesty has the chief power in this realm of England,

and other her dominions, unto whom the chief government of
all estates of this realm, whether they be ecclesiastical or civil,

in all causes doth appertain. II. The Queen's majesty is not, nor ought to be, subject to any

foreign jurisdiction. III. Where we attribute to the Queen's majesty the chief government,

by which titles we understand the minds of some slanderous folks to be offended; we give not to our princes the ministering either of God's Word, or of the sacraments, the which thing the Injunctions also set forth by Elizabeth our Queen do most plainly testify: but that only prerogative, which we see to have been given always to all godly princes in the holy Scriptures by God Himself, that is, that they should rule all estates and degrees, committed to their charge by God, whether they be ecclesiastical or temporal, and restrain with the civil sword the

stubborn and evil-doers. IV. The Bishop of Rome hath no jurisdiction in this realm of England. V. The laws of the realm may punish Christian men with death, for

heinous and grievous offences. VI. It is lawful for Christian men, at the commandinent of the magis

trate, to wear weapons and serve in the wars.

PROP. I. The Queen's majesty has the chief power in this realm of Eng-

land, and other her dominions, unto whom the chief government of all
estates of this realm, whether they be ecclesiastical or civil, in all causes
doth appertain.
1. Divine Testimony.
A. Old Testament. 2 Chron. viii. 15, “ And they departed

not from the commandment of the king unto the priests
and Levites concerning any matter, or concerning the
treasures.”—See also 1 Kings ii. 26, 27. 2 Kings xviii.
4; xxii. 4; xxv. 11. 1 Chron. xxiii. 45; xxv. 6.

2 Chron. xix. 8, 9; xxix. 20, 21; xxxi. 2.
B. New Testament. Rom. xiii. 1, “Let every soul be sub-

ject unto the higher powers.”_See also Acts xxv. 10, 11.

1 Pet. ii. 13, 14.
2. Human Testimony.
A. Fathers. Basil. Constit. Monast. c. xxii. col. 11, p. 789,

“ The Apostle Paul writing an epistle to the Romans,
enjoins that they be subject to all powers having the
pre-eminence, to powers of this world not spiritual, and
he made this manifest from what he adds, speaking
concerning tribute and custom.”_See also Tertull. ad

Scapul. c. ii.
B. Councils. 1 Orleans, vol. 11. p. 1008. 2 Orleans, vol. 11.

p. 1174. Council at Northampton, 1174.

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Prop. II. The Queen's majesty is not, nor ought to be, subject to any
foreign jurisdiction.
Human Testimony.
Fathers. Socrat. Præm, ad lib. v. Hist. Eccles. p. 263,

often also comprehend kings in our history, because from the
time they began to be Christians, the business of the Church
depended upon them.”-See also Euseb. de Vit. Constant.
lib. III. c. xvii. p. 586.

Prop. III. Where we attribute to the Queen's majesty the chief govern-

ment, by which titles we understand the minds of some slanderous folks
to be offended; we give not to our princes the ministering either of
God's Word, or of the sacraments, the which thing the Injunctions also
set forth by Elizabeth our Queen, do most plainly testify: but that

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