Plodcast Ep. 91 – Lesser Magistrates, The Weight of Glory, Antiloidoreo

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This week Pastor Wilson talks about lesser magistrates, C.S. Lewis’ book, “The Weight of Glory”, and the greek word antiloidoreo. Thanks for tuning in!

Show Notes

Lesser Magistrates:

  • The doctrine of the lesser magistrate is a doctrine that is very relevant in our day
  • For example marijuana is allowed by the lesser magistrates and not the federal magistrates
  • Conservative states that do not conform to the federal standard of abortion is another example
  • Our reasons for asking the lesser magistrates to stand up to the bad guys should be grounded in scripture
  • Book IV of Calvin’s Institutes addresses this problem with civil magistrates very well

The Weight of Glory:

  • Written by C.S. Lewis
  • Small collection of Lewis’ more famous essays
  • This book is one to return to again and again
  • Lewis sets the boundaries of what it is like to seek glory

Antiloidoreo:

  • This word means to “revile again”, returning bile for bile, spite for spite
  • Used in 1 Peter 2:23
  • When someone else starts the sinning, the easiest thing in the world is to pay him back in his own coin
  • But this is precisely what Jesus did not do