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Restore the Law: Responding to Lawlessness God's Way Part 3-The Magdeburg Confession

November 5, 2020

APN presents "Restore the Law: Responding to Lawlessness God's Way- The Magdeburg Confession". Pastor Matt Trewhella joins us again to present the history of the Magdeburg Confession, which is a summary work of pastors of the day who worked through the biblical and historical arguments for lesser magistrates resisting illegitimate law. Here's what one writer had to say about this document: "If there is one positive to be taken from the tyrannical and anti-Christian government policies that characterize the times we live in, it is perhaps the fact that it forces Christians to delve deeper into historical sources for enlightenment on properly reacting to evil government. When pastor Matthew Trewhella of Mercy Seat Christian Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was researching the historic Christian doctrine of the lesser magistrate, he read references to the 1550 Magdeburg Confession in his sources and literature, but was unable to locate an English translation of it. The reason for this was, as he would find out, and perhaps shockingly, that this important doctrinal confession had never been translated into English.1 He combined forces with classicist scholar Dr. Matthew Colvin and Presbyterian minister Rev. George Grant to produce and introduce a groundbreaking English translation of the Magdeburg Confession from the original Latin in 2012..." (Source: https://faithandheritage.com/2015/11/the-magdeburg-confession/)