Leviathan - Part 2 Chapter 31 Summary & Analysis

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Hobbes writes about the Kingdom of God. Those people who believe there is a God are all subjects to His Kingdom. All others are enemies. God declares his laws in three ways, by natural reason, revelation, and prophecy. Natural reason is natural law, and prophecy is using another to teach people the rules of God. God's right to establish rules is in his omnipotence— his irresistible and incomprehensible power establishes his right of dominion over all people. Believers of God are required to honor him, which consists in sincerely worshiping him through internal honor, love, hope, and fear and externally through praise, magnifying, and blessing him.

The end result of worshiping is giving someone power. This is because if a person sees another worshiping, he automatically assumes the thing or person being worshiped is powerful. Divine honor requires belief in God's existence...

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