The Reign of Christ. Book Two. Chapter Three: The Kingdom of Christ Must Be Renewed Not Only By Edicts but Also by Devout Persuasion

Wise princes and legislators of old did the same sort of thing among the nations for whose citizens they promulgated laws. For men do not accept law and observe it consistently, least of all divine law, unless they are first instructed and convinced that that law is salutary for them.

By Martin Bucer

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