An assertion of the government of the Church of Scotland in the points of ruling-elders and of the authority of presbyteries and synods with a postscript in answer to a treatise lately published against presbyteriall government.
Gillespie, George, 1613-1648.

CHAP. XII. The extravagancies of Whitegift, and Saravia, in the matter of ruling-Elders.

THe one alloweth of Ruling-Elders under an Infidell Magistrate, but not under a Christian Magistrate. The other alloweth of them under a Christian Magistrate, but not under an Infidell. That Ruling-Elders do not prejudge the power of the civill Magistrate, but the Pre∣lacie doth, which confuteth Whitegift. That Christian Magistrates are not come in place of the Jewish Seniors, which confuteth Saravia.