King James God?
Today was the day most kings and other monarchs have been waiting for. Unlike the Parliament, all of the royalty will be very happy after this event. Today, James I of England also known as James VI of Scotland has addressed to Parliament on the divine right of kings. This was very disappointing to Parliament after many conflicts between it and King James. King James made a horrible statement to all religious eyes that kings are a figure like God himself. "Kings are justly called Gods, for that they exercise a manner of resemblance of divine power upon earth." This shocked the audience as he spoke about the resemblance of kings and God. This sent awe throughout the square where the speech was made. Many have said that this will send the king straight to hell with no judgment what so ever. The king made some over the edge of the earth similarities between the power of God and the power of kings.
This is an exert from his speech showing the similarities:
"God has the power to create, or destroy, make, or unmake at his pleasure, to give life, or send death, to judge all, raise low things, and to make high things low at his pleasure, and to God are both soul and body due. And the like power have Kings; they make and unmake their subjects: they have the power of raising and casting down: of life, and of death: judges over all their
subjects, and in all causes, and yet accountable to none but God only."
This statement shocked many church officials at the time and many protesters were there against the King. One protester held up a sign saying, "You are not God, he made the Bible." After the King saw this...