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Re: Quote from which Melville?

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  • jmcovenanter
    A gracious emailer informed me that it was Andrew as seen in James Melville s diary. ... the ... control ... all ... Light ... Autobiography
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 25, 2005
      A gracious emailer informed me that it was Andrew as seen in James
      Melville's diary.

      --- In covenantedreformationclub@yahoogroups.com, "jmcovenanter"
      <covenanter@s...> wrote:
      >
      > There is a quote by one of the Melvilles that contains this
      > statement,
      >
      > "There are two kings and two kingdoms in Scotland: there is King
      > James, the head of the Commonwealth, and there is Christ Jesus,
      the
      > Head of the Church, whose subject King James VI. is, and of whose
      > kingdom he is not a head, nor a lord, but a member; and they whom
      > Christ hath called, and commanded to watch over His Church, and
      > govern His spiritual kingdom, have suffircient authority and power
      > from Him so to do, which no Christian king nor prince should
      control
      > or discharge, but assist and support, otherwise they are not
      > faithful subjects to Christ. And, Sire, when you was in your
      > swaddling clothes Christ reigned freely in this land in spite of
      all
      > His enemies..."
      >
      >
      >
      > The reason I say one of the Melvilles is due to the fact that
      Light
      > in the North (19) attributes it to James and cites his
      Autobiography
      > and Diary (which I do not have), while John Howie in The Scots
      > Worthies (pp. 95-97) seems to attribute the speech to Andrew.
      >
      > Does anyone know the truth?
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