Leviathan - Study Guide Part 3 Chapter 42 Summary & Analysis

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Here Hobbes writes about the powers of the ecclesiastical. The power originally was with the apostles and then to those who were ordained to speak of the word of God. All commissioned by Jesus Christ were to convert men to Christianity for their salvation. God gave this right to the apostles by "breathing" on them and saying they should receive the Holy Spirit. He then sent down, with a mighty wind, the ability to teach his word well to others.

The doctrine of the Trinity states that God was represented by Moses, represented by his son Jesus Christ, and later by the apostles. Therefore the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit are used in the New Testament.

As for the power of the ecclesiastical, it is only to teach. The ministers of the ecclesiastical cannot order obedience, unless they are kings. They have...

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