Anf-01 v.vii.ix Pg 7 <index subject1="Bishop" subject2="to be honoured" title="90" id="v.vii.ix-p7.2"/>And say I, Honour thou God indeed, as the Author and Lord of all things, but the bishop as the high-priest, who bears the image of God—of God, inasmuch as he is a ruler, and of Christ, in his capacity of a priest. After Him, we must also honour the king. For there is no one superior to God, or even like to Him, among all the beings that exist. Nor is there any one in the Church greater than the bishop, who ministers as a priest to God for the salvation of the whole world. Nor, again, is there any one among rulers to be compared with the king, who secures peace and good order to those over whom he rules. He who honours the bishop shall be honoured by God, even as he that dishonours him shall be punished by God. For if he that rises up against kings is justly held worthy of punishment, inasmuch as he dissolves public order, of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy,1037
Prov. xxiv. 21.
Anf-02 iv.ii.i.xi Pg 2.1
Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge, Chapter 8
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Pr 24:21 Ro 13:1-4 Tit 3:1 1Pe 2:13-17