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    A Question About the Purpose and Authority of the Civil Magistrate

    Hello everyone, I've been studying the purpose of God's institution of the civil magistrate. Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2 both state that God has given the civil government the sword for the punishing of the evil and the praise of the good. Do you believe that this bearing of the sword against the...
  2. Travis Fentiman

    Reformed Resources on Political Theology

    How can politics be reformed according to the Word of God? Christians more than ever need to gain a more thorough understanding of what Christianity says about politics and law. To say that political theology has been neglected in modern times is an understatement. If it is of help, I have...
  3. Haeralis

    What, if anything, should the state do about heresy?

    This is an issue which I have been wrestling with for quite a while. Obviously, no Reformed Protestant could possibly say that the government can make people Christians. Only God in His grace and mercy can do such a thing. Still, I'm wondering whether this precludes any role whatsoever for the...
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    Gordon Clark on economics and forms of government

    Does anyone know if Gordon Clark has written on economics (taxation, socialism, capitalism/free-market) and topics such as democracy, monarchy, minarchism? If yes, please inform me the book or article in which he has addressed such topic(s). By the way, which other protestant theologians have...
  5. Ed Walsh

    Christians, Politics, Voting, Oath of Office and Honesty

    Friends, For many years now I have been personally convicted that I could never, in good conscience, honestly take an oath of office and swear to uphold the laws of the land and the Constitution as they now stand. I shared this last week with a small group I lead on the gospel of Luke. I was...
  6. michaelspotts

    Isaiah 8 — Safe on a Rock

    This morning, my devotional reading landed in Isaiah 8, which promises that God is a sanctuary to those who fear him. The following is the fruit of my study today, and I hope it is of some use to you. Comments and questions are most welcome! The same post is more readably formated here. Safe on...
  7. UntoCaesar

    Christianity and Anarchism: Compatible?

    First of all, I'm sorry my first post is such a long one. I know that there are some very smart people who contribute on this site - much smarter than myself. And as iron sharpens iron, I wanted to get a few shaves of iron against my political views of late. I have been a Republican, then...
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    Christians right to self defense

    Can we discuss the Christians right to self defense, and the legitimacy of Christian rebellion to unjust governments. Hypothetical question: would it be legitimate for Christians in the US, or Europe to take up arms (by whatever means) against an illegitimate government that both oppresses...