“His meaning is, that in a little time the saints, Christian men, men under a profession of Christianity at least, should be governors in the world, and bear the office of civil magistracy in it; which came to pass in a few centuries after the writing of this, and has been more or less the case ever since; and will be more so in the latter day, when kings shall be nursing fathers, and queens nursing mothers to the church; and when the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High.” – John Gill

Gill wouldn’t have filed this under Christian Nationalism, of course, but that is the category this kind of advocacy would have him slotted into as the contemporary debate about the term and ideology rage.

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