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一．基督为在福音之下的信徒所买赎的自由包括：免除罪债的自由，脱离上帝定罪之震怒的自由，和脱离道德律的咒诅的自 由（多2:14； 帖前1:10；加3:13）；又把他们从现今这邪恶的世 界、撒但的捆绑、罪恶的辖制（加1:4；西1:13；徒26:18；罗6:14）、苦难的煎熬、死亡的毒钩、坟墓得胜的权势和永远的定罪中，救拔出来（罗8:28；诗119:71； 林前15:54－57；罗8:1）；也使他们得以自由地进 到上帝面前（罗5:1-2），顺服祂，不是由于奴仆的恐惧，而是由于孩子一般的爱和乐意的心（罗8:14-15；约壹 4:18）。这一切也属于在律法之下的信徒（加3:9，14）；但在新约之下，基督徒的自由更加扩大，他们从犹太人教会所服从的礼仪律的轭下得了自由（加4:1－3，6，7；5:1； 徒15:10-11），并且能更加坦然无惧地进到施恩宝座 前（来4:14，16；10:19－22），与上帝自由之灵有交通，这交通比在律法之下的信徒通常所享有的更丰盛（约7:38-39；林后 3:13，17，18）。
二．惟有上帝是良心的主宰（雅4:12；罗14:4），并使良心在信仰或崇拜上，不受那些违背圣经或在圣经之外的属人的各种主义与命令的束缚（徒4:19；5:29；林前 7:23；太23:8－10；林后1:24；太15:9）。 所以人若本乎良心相信此类主义，或遵守此类命令，乃是背叛良心的真自由（西2:20－23；加1:10；5:1；2:4-5）；若要求人毫无保留地相信，绝对地、盲目地服从，这乃是毁灭人良心和理性的自由（罗10:17；14:23； 赛8:20；徒17:11；约4:22；何5:11；启13:12，16，17；耶8:9）。
四． 并且因为上帝的意思不是要叫祂所设立的权柄与基督为我们所买赎的 自由互相毁坏，而是使二者互相维持，彼此保守；所以，凡假借基督徒自由之名反对国家或教会的任何合乎律法的权柄，或其行使的人，都是抗拒上帝的命令（太12:25；彼前 2:13－15；罗13:1－8；来13:17）。凡人所 发表的意见，或支持的行为，若违背自然之光，或违反基督教关于信仰、崇拜或品行的已知原则，或违反敬虔的实意，以及凡在其本身性质上，或在其发表和提倡的 方式上，有损基督在教会中所设立的和平与秩序的荒谬意见和行为，都可以根据教会的审查，和国家官员的权柄（申13:6－12；罗 13:3，4；约贰10，11节；拉7:23－28；启17:12，16，17；尼13:15，17，21，22，25，30 ；王下23:5，6，9，20，21；代下34 :33；15:12，13，16；但3:29；提前2:2；赛49:23；亚 13:2，3），予以传唤，令其做出解释，受到合法的制裁（ 罗1:32；林前 5:1，5，11，13；约贰10，11节；帖后3:14；提前6:3－5，又多1:10，11，13又3:10；太18:15－17；提前 1:19，20；启2:2，14－15，20，3:9）。
20.1 在福音之下的信徒，基督为他们所买赎的自由，包括: [ 1 ] 使 他们脱离罪咎、上帝定罪的忿怒、道德律的咒诅； [ 2 ]解救他们 脱 离这现今邪恶的世界、撒但的綑绑、罪恶的辖制 ；脱离患难的 苦害、死亡的毒钩、坟墓 的权势、永远的定罪。这自由也包括:  可以无拘无束来到上帝面前，顺服上帝并非出于奴仆的心仍旧害 怕，乃是出于儿子爱父的心，甘心乐意顺服。律法之下的信徒 ， 也同样享有这一切；但在新约之下的基督徒有更多更大的自由:  可以脱离旧约犹太教会所受之礼仪 律 的轭；更坦然无惧来到施 恩宝座前 ；与上帝使人自由之灵有更丰盛的交通，这比律法之 下的信徒通常所享有的更完全。
20.2 惟独上帝是良心的主，使良心自由；出于 人 的道理与吩咐 ， 任何事情若违背圣经、在信仰或敬拜的事上若越过圣经，良心都 不能顺从。所以，如果任何人丢弃良心去相信人的道理 、听从人 的吩咐，就是出卖良心的真自由；如果要求人接受强制的信仰 、 要人绝对盲从，就是毁灭良心的自由，也是毁灭理性。
20.3 凡以基督徒自由为借口、去犯任何罪或放纵邪情私欲的人， 正是破坏基督徒自由的宗旨。基督徒自由的宗旨，就是我们既从 仇敌手中被救出来，就可以终身在祂面前，坦然无惧地用圣洁、 公义事奉祂。
20.4 关于上帝所命定的权柄和基督为我们所买赎的自由，上帝的 旨意并非要让此二者互相毁坏，乃是要互相维护、彼此持守；所 以凡以基督徒自由为借口、反抗国家或教会的合法权柄或权柄的 合法施行者，这些人就是反抗上帝的命令。人们所发表的意见或 坚持的作法，如果违反自然启示之光、违背已知的基督教原则(有 关信仰、敬拜、言行)、否认敬虔的实意；或是任何错谬的见解与 做法，不论是在本质上或在发表的意见、坚持的方式上，凡破坏 基督在教会所设立的外在平安与秩序者，教会均可合法追究其 责，并加以遣责。
CHAPTER 20 OF CHRISTIAN LIBERTY, AND LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE
1. The liberty which Christ hath purchased for believers under the gospel consists in their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, the curse of the moral law; and, in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan, and dominion of sin; from the evil of afflictions, the sting of death, the victory of the grave, and everlasting damnation; as also, in their free access to God, and their yielding obedience unto him, not out of slavish fear, but a childlike love and willing mind. All which were common also to believers under the law. But, under the new testament, the liberty of Christians is further enlarged, in their freedom from the yoke of the ceremonial law, to which the Jewish church was subjected; and in greater boldness of access to the throne of grace, and in fuller communications of the free Spirit of God, than believers under the law did ordinarily partake of.
2. God alone is Lord of the conscience, and hath left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men, which are, in anything, contrary to his Word; or beside it, if matters of faith, or worship. So that, to believe such doctrines, or to obey such commands, out of conscience, is to betray true liberty of conscience: and the requiring of an implicit faith, and an absolute and blind obedience, is to destroy liberty of conscience, and reason also.
3. They who, upon pretense of Christian liberty, do practice any sin, or cherish any lust, do thereby destroy the end of Christian liberty, which is, that being delivered out of the hands of our enemies, we might serve the Lord without fear, in holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
4. And because the powers which God hath ordained, and the liberty which Christ hath purchased, are not intended by God to destroy, but mutually to uphold and preserve one another, they who, upon pretense of Christian liberty, shall oppose any lawful power, or the lawful exercise of it, whether it be civil or ecclesiastical, resist the ordinance of God. And, for their publishing of such opinions, or maintaining of such practices, as are contrary to the light of nature, or to the known principles of Christianity (whether concerning faith, worship, or conversation), or to the power of godliness; or, such erroneous opinions or practices, as either in their own nature, or in the manner of publishing or maintaining them, are destructive to the external peace and order which Christ hath established in the church, they may lawfully be called to account, and proceeded against, by the censures of the church.
Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience
I. The liberty which Christ has purchased for believers under the Gospel consists in their freedom from the guilt of sin, and condemning wrath of God, the curse of the moral law; and, in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan, and dominion of sin; from the evil of afflictions, the sting of death, the victory of the grave, and everlasting damnation; as also, in their free access to God, and their yielding obedience unto Him, not out of slavish fear, but a child-like love and willing mind. All which were common also to believers under the law. But, under the New Testament, the liberty of Christians is further enlarged, in their freedom from the yoke of the ceremonial law, to which the Jewish Church was subjected; and in greater boldness of access to the throne of grace, and in fuller communications of the free Spirit of God, than believers under the law did ordinarily partake of.
II. God alone is Lord of the conscience, and has left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men, which are, in any thing, contrary to His Word; or beside it, if matters of faith, or worship. So that, to believe such doctrines, or to obey such commands, out of conscience, is to betray true liberty of conscience: and the requiring of an implicit faith, and an absolute and blind obedience, is to destroy liberty of conscience, and reason also.
III. They who, upon pretence of Christian liberty, do practice any sin, or cherish any lust, do thereby destroy the end of Christian liberty, which is, that being delivered out of the hands of our enemies, we might serve the Lord without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of our life.
IV. And because the powers which God has ordained, and the liberty which Christ has purchased are not intended by God to destroy, but mutually to uphold and preserve one another, they who, upon pretence of Christian liberty, shall oppose any lawful power, or the lawful exercise of it, whether it be civil or ecclesiastical, resist the ordinance of God. And, for their publishing of such opinions, or maintaining of such practices, as are contrary to the light of nature, or to the known principles of Christianity (whether concerning faith, worship, or conversation), or to the power of godliness; or, such erroneous opinions or practices, as either in their own nature, or in the manner of publishing or maintaining them, are destructive to the external peace and order which Christ has established in the Church, they may lawfully be called to account, and proceeded against, by the censures of the Church. and by the power of the civil magistrate.
2 加一4基督照我们父 神的旨意为我们的罪舍己，要救我们脱离这罪恶的世代。 西一13他救了我们脱离黑暗的权势，把我们迁到他爱子的国里； 徒廿六18我差你到他们那里去，要叫他们的眼睛得开，从黑暗中归向光明，从撒但权下归向 神；又因信我，得蒙赦罪，和一切成圣的人同得基业。’ 罗六14罪必不能作你们的主，因你们不在律法之下，乃在恩典之下。
3 罗八28我们晓得万事都互相效力，叫爱 神的人得益处，就是按他旨意被召的人。 八1如今，那些在基督耶稣里的就不定罪了。 诗一一九71我受苦是与我有益，为要使我学习你的律例。 林前十五54-57 这必朽坏的既变成不朽坏的。这必死的既变成不死的。那时经上所记，死被得胜吞灭的话就应验了。死啊，你得胜的权势在哪里？死啊，你的毒钩在哪里？死的毒钩就是罪。罪的权势就是律法。感谢神，使我们借着我们的主耶稣基督得胜。
4 罗五1-2我们既因信称义，就藉着我们的主耶稣基督得与 神相和。我们又藉着他，因信得进入现在所站的这恩典中，并且欢欢喜喜盼望神的荣耀。
5 罗八14-15因为凡被 神的灵引导的，都是 神的儿子。你们所受的不是奴仆的心，仍旧害怕；所受的乃是儿子的心，因此我们呼叫：“阿爸，父！” 约壹四18爱里没有惧怕；爱既完全，就把惧怕除去，因为惧怕里含着刑罚，惧怕的人在爱里未得完全。
7 加四1-3我说那承受产业的，虽然是全业的主人，但为孩童的时候，却与奴仆毫无分别。乃在师傅和管家的手下，直等他父亲预定的时候来到。我们为孩童的时候，受管于世俗小学之下，也是如此。 6-7 你们既为儿子，神就差他儿子的灵，进入你们（原文作我们）的心，呼叫阿爸，父。可见，从此以后，你不是奴仆，乃是儿子了。既是儿子，就靠着神为后嗣。 五1 基督释放了我们，叫我们得以自由，所以要站立得稳，不要再被奴仆的轭挟制。 徒十五10-11现在为什么试探神，要把我们祖宗和我们所不能负的轭，放在门徒的颈项上呢？我们得救，乃是因主耶稣的恩，和他们一样，这是我们所信的。
8 来四14我们既然有一位已经升入高天尊荣的大祭司，就是 神的儿子耶稣，便当持定所承认的道。16所以我们只管坦然无惧地来到施恩的宝座前，为要得怜恤，蒙恩惠，作随时的帮助。十19-22弟兄们，我们既因耶稣的血，得以坦然进入至圣所，是借着他给我们开了一条又新又活的路从幔子经过，这幔子就是他的身体。又有一位大祭司治理神的家。并我们心中天良的亏欠已经洒去，身体用清水洗净了，就当存着诚心，和充足的信心，来到神面前。
9 约七38-39信我的人，就如经上所说：‘从他腹中要流出活水的江河来。’”耶稣这话是指着信他之人要受圣灵说的。那时还没有赐下圣灵来，因为耶稣尚未得着荣耀。 林后三13不像摩西将帕子蒙在脸上，叫以色列人不能定睛看到那将废者的结局。17-18主就是那灵，主的灵在哪里，那里就得以自由。我们众人既然敞着脸得以看见主的荣光，好像从镜子里返照，就变成主的形状，荣上加荣，如同从主的灵变成的。
10 雅四12设立律法和判断人的，只有一位，就是那能救人也能灭人的。你是谁，竟敢论断别人呢？ 罗十四4你是谁，竟论断别人的仆人呢？他或站住，或跌倒，自有他的主人在；而且他也必要站住，因为主能使他站住。
11 徒四19彼得、约翰说：“听从你们，不听从 神，这在 神面前合理不合理，你们自己酌量吧！ 五29彼得和众使徒回答说：“顺从 神，不顺从人，是应当的！ 林前七23你们是重价买来的，不要作人的奴仆。 太廿三8-10 但你们不要受拉比的称呼。因为只有一位是你们的夫子。你们都是弟兄。也不要称呼地上的人为父。因为只有一位是你们的父，就是在天上的父。也不要受师尊的称呼。因为只有一位是你们的师尊，就是基督。 十五9 他们将人的吩咐，当作道理教导人，所以拜我也是枉然。 林后一24我们并不是辖管你们的信心，乃是帮助你们的快乐，因为你们凭信才站立得住。
12 西二20-23你们若是与基督同死，脱离了世上的小学，为什么仍像在世俗中活着，服从那不可拿，不可尝，不可摸，等类的规条呢？这都是照人所吩咐所教导的。说到这一切正用的时候就都败坏了。这些规条，使人徒有智慧之名，用私意崇拜，自表谦卑，苦待己身，其实在克制肉体的情欲上，是毫无功效。 加一10 我现在是要得人的心呢？还是要得神的心呢？我岂是讨人的喜欢吗？若仍旧讨人的喜欢，我就不是基督的仆人了。 二4-5因为有偷着引进来的假弟兄，私下窥探我们在基督耶稣里的自由，要叫我们作奴仆。我们就是一刻的工夫也没有容让顺服他们，为要叫福音的真理仍存在你们中间。五1基督释放了我们，叫我们得以自由，所以要站立得稳，不要再被奴仆的轭挟制。
13 罗十17可见信道是从听道来的，听道是从基督的话来的。 十四23若有疑心而吃的，就必有罪。因为他吃，不是出于信心；凡不出于信心的都是罪。 赛八20人当以训诲和法度为标准，他们所说的若不与此相符，必不得见晨光。 徒十七11这地方的人贤于帖撒罗尼迦的人，甘心领受这道，天天考查圣经，要晓得这道是与不是。 约四22你们所拜的，你们不知道；我们所拜的，我们知道，因为救恩是从犹太人出来的。 何五11以法莲因乐从人的命令，就受欺压，被审判压碎。 启十三12它在头一个兽面前，施行头一个兽所有的权柄，并且叫地和住在地上的人，拜那死伤医好的头一个兽。 16-17它又叫众人，无论大小、贫富，自主的、为奴的，都在右手上或是在额上受一个印记。除了那受印记、有了兽名或有兽名数目的，都不得作买卖。 耶八9智慧人惭愧、惊惶、被擒拿；他们弃掉耶和华的话，心里还有什么智慧呢？
14 加五13弟兄们，你们蒙召是要得自由，只是不可将你们的自由当作放纵情欲的机会，总要用爱心互相服事。 彼前二16你们虽是自由的，却不可藉着自由遮盖恶毒（注：或作“阴毒”），总要作 神的仆人。彼后二19他们应许人得以自由，自己却作败坏的奴仆，因为人被谁制伏，就是谁的奴仆。 约八34耶稣回答说：“我实实在在地告诉你们：所有犯罪的，就是罪的奴仆。 路一74-75叫我们既从仇敌手中被救出来，就可以终身在他面前，坦然无惧地用圣洁、公义事奉他。
15 太十二25耶稣知道他们的意念，就对他们说：“凡一国自相纷争，就成为荒埸；一城一家自相纷争，必站立不住。彼前二13-14你们为主的缘故，要顺服人的一切制度，或是在上的君王，或是君王所派罚恶赏善的臣宰。 16你们虽是自由的，却不可藉着自由遮盖恶毒（注：或作“阴毒”），总要作 神的仆人。 罗十三1-8 在上有权柄的，人人当顺服他。因为没有权柄不是出于神的。凡掌权的都是神所命的。所以抗拒掌权的，就是抗拒神的命。抗拒的必自取刑罚。作官的原不是叫行善的惧怕，乃是叫作恶的惧怕。你愿意不惧怕掌权的吗？你只要行善，就可得他的称赞。因为他是神的用人，是与你有益的。你若作恶，却当惧怕。因为他不是空空的佩剑。他是神的用人，是伸冤的，刑罚那作恶的。所以你们必须顺服，不但是因为刑罚，也是因为良心。你们纳粮，也为这个缘故。因他们是神的差役，常常特管这事。凡人所当得的，就给他。当得粮的，给他纳粮。当得税的，给他上税。当惧怕的，惧怕他。当恭敬的，恭敬他。凡事都不可亏欠人，惟有彼此相爱，要常以为亏欠。因为爱人的就完全了律法。 来十三17你们要依从那些引导你们的，且要顺服，因他们为你们的灵魂时刻警醒，好像那将来交账的人。你们要使他们交的时候有快乐，不至忧愁；若忧愁就与你们无益了。
16 罗一32他们虽知道 神判定行这样事的人是当死的，然而他们不但自己去行，还喜欢别人去行。 林前五1风闻在你们中间有淫乱的事。这样的淫乱连外邦人中也没有，就是有人收了他的继母。 5要把这样的人交给撒但，败坏他的肉体，使他的灵魂在主耶稣的日子可以得救。 11但如今我写信给你们说：若有称为弟兄是行淫乱的，或贪婪的，或拜偶像的，或辱骂的，或醉酒的，或勒索的，这样的人不可与他相交，就是与他吃饭都不可。 13至于外人，有 神审判他们。你们应当把那恶人从你们中间赶出去。 约贰10-11若有人到你们那里，不是传这教训，不要接他到家里，也不要问他的安。因为问他安的，就在他的恶行上有分。 帖后三14若有人不听从我们这信上的话，要记下他，不和他交往，叫他自觉羞愧； 提前六3-5 若有人传异教，不服从我们主耶稣基督纯正的话，与那合乎敬虔的道理。他是自高自大，一无所知，专好问难争辩言词，从此就生出嫉妒，分争，毁谤，妄疑，并那坏了心术，失丧真理之人的争竞。他们以敬虔为得利的门路。 一19-20常存信心，和无亏的良心。有人丢弃良心，就在真道上如同船破坏了一般。其中有许米乃和亚力山大。我已经把他们交给撒但，使他们受责罚，就不再谤渎了。 多一10-11因为有许多人不服约束，说虚空话，欺哄人。那奉割礼的，更是这样。这些人的口总要堵住。他们因贪不义之财，将不该教导的教导人，败坏人的全家。 13 这个见证是真的。所以你要严严地责备他们，使他们在真道上纯全无疵。 三10分门结党的人，警戒过一两次，就要弃绝他。 太十八15-17倘若你的弟兄得罪你，你就去趁着只有他和你在一处的时候，指出他的错来。他若听你，你便得了你的弟兄。他若不听，你就另外带一两个人同去，要凭两三个人的口作见证，句句都可定准。若是不听他们，就告诉教会。若是不听教会，就看他像外邦人和税吏一样。启二2我知道你的行为、劳碌、忍耐，也知道你不能容忍恶人。你也曾试验那自称为使徒却不是使徒的，看出他们是假的来。 14-15然而，有几件事我要责备你，因为在你那里，有人服从了巴兰的教训；这巴兰曾教导巴勒将绊脚石放在以色列人面前，叫他们吃祭偶像之物，行奸淫的事。你那里也有人照样服从了尼哥拉一党人的教训。 20然而，有一件事我要责备你，就是你容让那自称是先知的妇人耶洗别教导我的仆人，引诱他们行奸淫，吃祭偶像之物。 三9那撒但一会的，自称是犹太人，其实不是犹太人，乃是说谎话的，我要使他们来在你脚前下拜，也使他们知道我是已经爱你了。
 TIT 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 1TH 1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come. GAL 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
 GAL 1:4 Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father. COL 1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son. ACT 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. ROM 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
 ROM 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. PSA 119:71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. 1CO 15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. ROM 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
 ROM 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
 ROM 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 1JO 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
 GAL 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
 GAL 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; 2 But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father. 3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. 6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. 7 Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ. 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. ACT 15:10 Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? 11 But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.
 HEB 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. 10:19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 And having an high priest over the house of God; 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
 JOH 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. 39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) 2CO 3:13 And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished. 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
 JAM 4:12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another? ROM 14:4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
 ACT 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. 5:29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. 1CO 7:23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. MAT 23:8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 2CO 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand. MAT 15:9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
 COL 2:20 Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, 22 Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men? 23 Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh. GAL 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. 2:4 And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: 5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you. 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
 ROM 10:17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. ISA 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. ACT 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so. JOH 4:22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews. HOS 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment. REV 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. JER 8:9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the Lord; and what wisdom is in them?
 GAL 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another. 1PE 2:16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. 2PE 2:19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage. JOH 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin. LUK 1:74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, 75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
 MAT 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. 1PE 2:13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; 14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. 16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. ROM 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. HEB 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
 ROM 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. 1CO 5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. 5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. 11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. 13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person. 2JO 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. 2TH 3:14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. 1TI 6:3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. TIT 1:10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. 13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith. TIT 3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject. MAT 18:15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican. 1TI 1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: 20 Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. REV 2:2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars. 14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate. 20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
 DEU 13:6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; 7 Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth; 8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: 9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. 10 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is among you. ROM 13:3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 2JO 1:10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. EZR 7:23 Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons? 25 And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not. 26 And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment. 27 Blessed be the Lord God of our fathers, which hath put such a thing as this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem: 28 And hath extended mercy unto me before the king, and his counsellers, and before all the king's mighty princes. And I was strengthened as the hand of the Lord my God was upon me, and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me. REV 17:12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. NEH 13:15 In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals. 17 Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day? 21 Then I testified against them, and said unto them, Why lodge ye about the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth came they no more on the sabbath. 22 And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the greatness of thy mercy. 25 And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for yourselves. 30 Thus cleansed I them from all strangers, and appointed the wards of the priests and the Levites, every one in his business. 2KI 23:5 And he put down the idolatrous priests, whom the kings of Judah had ordained to burn incense in the high places in the cities of Judah, and in the places round about Jerusalem; them also that burned incense unto Baal, to the sun, and to the moon, and to the planets, and to all the host of heaven. 6 And he brought out the grove from the house of the Lord, without Jerusalem, unto the brook Kidron, and burned it at the brook Kidron, and stamped it small to powder, and cast the powder thereof upon the graves of the children of the people. 9 Nevertheless the priests of the high places came not up to the altar of the Lord in Jerusalem, but they did eat of the unleavened bread among their brethren. 20 And he slew all the priests of the high places that were there upon the altars, and burned men's bones upon them, and returned to Jerusalem. 21 And the king commanded all the people, saying, Keep the passover unto the Lord your God, as it is written in the book of this covenant. 2CH 34:33 And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all that were present in Israel to serve, even to serve the Lord their God. And all his days they departed not from following the Lord, the God of their fathers. 2CH 15:12 And they entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul; 13 That whosoever would not seek the Lord God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. 16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel. DAN 3:29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort. 1TI 2:2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. ISA 49:23 And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me. ZEC 13:2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land. 3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the Lord: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.