Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Swedish Discipline of 1632 Condemns Deriding God's Word and the Sacraments

3. If any shall seem to deride or scorne God's Word or Sacraments, and bee taken in the fact, hee shall forthwith bee convented before the Commissioners Ecclesiasticall, to be examined, and being found guilty, he shall be condemned by the Court of Warre to lose his head: but if they were spoken through haste or unadvisedly, for the first offence hee shall bee in yrons fourteen dayes, and for the second, be shot to death. 

 -- The Swedish Discipline of 1632 (articles of war authorized by Gustavus Adolphus)


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