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Does Church history hold any importance for believers today? Why should we look to the past for insight into doctrine instead of looking to Scripture alone? In the second part of his series on the Church and the State, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones chastises the arrogance of believers who say church history is not important. Looking at Romans 13:1-7, he argues for the wisdom of modern believers' consideration of men and women of history handling difficult questions of their faith. This is particularly enlightening as we consider the relations of Church and State. Dr. Lloyd-Jones continues his historical look at these particular relations through consideration of the view that the Church and the State are essentially different and distinct. He provides us with four distinctions to consider: their difference in origin, the object from which they were instituted, the power given to them by God, and the way their functions are carried out. The teachings of Ulrich Zwingli and John Calvin are given special attention by Dr. Lloyd-Jones as their beliefs are foundational to the development of the influential Belgic Confession and Westminster Confession. These confessions have direct implications for Puritan and Presbyterian congregations today. Listen as Dr. Lloyd-Jones expounds on the value of learning from church history as he continues discussing the relations of the Church and the State.