Oct 3rd, 2016 by Randy Toman
In order to answer that question we must understand the question and to what depth it is implying the “magistrate” is to go—-in that protection. For that answer I quote at length from this article.
The quote is from the article:
“The Role of the Ruler and Magistrate” Georges Bavaud (1986). The reformers worked through a Biblical based doctrine for the role of the ruler and magistrate.
“Within the context of Christianity, info the charge of the magistrates is clearly distinguished from that of the ministers of the Church, who alone bear the responsibility of proclaiming the Word of God. The ultimate concern of the civil servants, however, is the same as that of the ecclesiastical pastors: to lead Christians to the Kingdom of Heaven.
The magistrate is, in fact, the defender of the two tables of the Decalogue: “The title which Aristotle gave the magistrates . . . agrees well with what Moses wrote in Deuteronomy (1:9-18) and St. Paul in the epistle to the Romans (13:1-7). What is this title? He calls them Keepers of the Law.”1 Viret continues: “We must understand that they also have the care of the souls of their subjects, that the keeping and preservation of the entire Law and of both tables is committed to them, and that they serve for the salvation of men by using their power and authority to uphold the holy doctrine, the true service of God.”2
Thus the Reformer calls rulers and magistrates the “guardians and custodians of the Church and her well-being.”3
 Pierre Viret, Instruction Chrestienne en la Doctrine de la Loy et de l’Évangile, Tome I (Geneva, 1564), p.450
 Ibid., p. 604
The question is—–Will Clinton or Trump protect you the citizen?
First: We note the separation of “Church and State” was fixed even back in the time of the reformers (1500’s). In the reformers mind there was never a doubt as to the charge in duty for the “Magistrate” nor was there question in the minds of the Founding Fathers who put together the “Declaration of Independence” along with the “Constitution of the United States”. The founders knew what the soldiers, the magistrate and King George was doing. They had stepped over the doctrinal lines of old and what the “Reformers” had worked through.
Second: We establish if the magistrate have a responsibility—according to the reformers they were called the “Keepers of the Law” holding the responsibility of and I quote from above:
“…and that they serve for the salvation of men by using their power and authority to uphold the holy doctrine, the true service of God.”
It is crucial that we tie the protection of the citizen to what I quote next—for the politician is doing just that which Goebbels is talking about. (Quoted in the next paragraph) Lies big enough are no longer needed to confuse and/or twist the citizen thinking—we are being bombarded with a continued series of many little lies that make-up the “Political Correct” talking points so as we need not one big lie. The fact is we do not have an honest news media makes all the difference in the world as to how the truth of the issue is presented and/or defended—-if it is to be defended.
Hitler’s “Reich Minister of Propaganda,” Joseph Goebbels, who infamously stated the following.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie; and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
You would get a negative re-action out of most politicians if you would suggest this:
“…thus the Reformer calls rulers and magistrates the “guardians and custodians of the Church and her well-being.” (Quoted from above)
I think you get the same negative reaction from the politician even if you would say——they are to protect the citizen. Is it—-that they take the seriousness of their duty and responsibility lightly or not at all—so why is this?—the fact is—-they are part and parcel—-involved with the deception, perversion, and the big lie that we as citizens cannot find out nor know the truth or depth of the matter. This type of deception with the “Big Lie” will eventually be subjected to the truth and the collapse of the social fabric.
The problem the citizen has with the “Big Lie” is—– it may go on until there is another part of the government structure IE: the Economy, the Law of the land, the Social Web, the Ethics and/or the Morals that cause the culture to disintegrate—-with society coming to the point where nobody is trusting anyone.
So did we answer the question—–can you trust Clinton or Trump to protect the citizen? You tell me—-are they righteous, do they understand the reformers and what they wrote? There is a Biblical concept of justice they must answer—–and the question is—can they?
We Shall See