Sluice Box Adventures
Believing Bible Study in the 21st century
The Perfect Government
Psalms 12:6-7 "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
1 Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."
The Perfect Government
Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2020 Richard St.James
V. The Sun King of France
Remember a monarchy is a rule by one.
Here following is a partial list of the Gentile kings of this world:
1. Pharaoh Thutmose III of Egypt (1479-1425 BC)
2. Cyrus the Great (580-529 BC)
3. Alexander the Great (356-323 BC)
4. King Augustus Caesar (63 BC-14 AD)
5. Attila the Hun (406-453)
6. King Charlemagne (742-814)
7. Genghis Khan (1162-1227)
8. King Henry VIII of England (1491-1547)
9. James I of England (1566–1625)
10. King Louis XIV of France (1638-1715)
11. Peter I of Russia (1672-1723)
12. George III of England (1738–1820)
From this list we will choose to focus on Louis XIV – THE SUN KING.
Louis XIV, who lived from September 5, 1638 to September 1, 1715, was a typical Gentile king reigning in the times of the Gentiles [Luke 21:24].
Now, Louis the Great was so enamored with himself that he truly envisioned himself a sun king.
This sun king stated “L’État, c’est moi” (“I am the State”).
He reigned seventy-two years and one hundred and ten days which is the longest recorded of any monarch in European history.
In those seventy-two years this sun king propelled France to the status of a world power to be reckoned with by the nations [England, Austria, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands] by the way of his major expansionist wars and with the building of his seat of government at the palace at Versailles.
Louis ruled France for himself apart from the people. He deliberately built Versailles thirteen miles from Paris to isolate himself from the people.
The Sun King was the sun king all for his own glory at the expense of his people. This Roman Catholic king used the power of government to promote himself at the expense of the lives and the property of people by his persecution of the Huguenots (1685) for the purpose of destroying all Protestantism in France.