• For men's religion to God is between God and themselves. The king shall not answer for it. Neither may the king be judge between God and man. Let them be heretics, Turks, Jews, or whatsoever, it appertains not to the earthly power to punish them in the least measure. This is made evident to our lord the king by the scriptures.

    Thomas Helwys, Richard Groves (1998). “A Short Declaration of the Mystery of Iniquity (1611/1612)”, p.53, Mercer University Press