On Civil Government: Its Origin, Mission and Destiny and the Christian's Relation to It

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Wipf & Stock Publishers, Dec 1, 2011 - Religion - 160 pages
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This volume is a reprint of the most through treatise on pacifism and the separation of church and state from the early era of the Stone-Campbell movement. Drawing on the Old and New Testaments as well as the witness of the early church, Lipscom ( makes a strong case for the church's non-involvement in civil government (in contrast with the divine government, which is being demonstrated through the church community).

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User Review  - Stanley - Goodreads

The kingdom of man without and the kingdom of God within mankind determines that the decisions we make in life are more to the latter. Hence Lipscomb takes a strong pacific view with the eyes of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephen - Goodreads

READ OCT 2009 Lipscomb goes to extreme lengths to say "no participation in, no support of, no affinity with human government is found" in scripture (p. 103) to support his thesis that "friendship with ... Read full review

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