God and Government

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Zondervan, Oct 5, 2010 - Religion - 448 pages
How should Christians live their faith in the public arena?Twenty years ago, the first edition of Chuck Colson’s Kingdoms in Conflict became a bestseller, a must-read for people interested in politics and the relationship between church and state. Now, with a passion for truth and moved by the urgency of the times we live in, Colson has written God and Government, re-voicing his powerful and enduring message for our post-9/11 world.In an era when Christianity is being attacked from every side—books being written charging Christians with being theocrats and trying to impose their views on an unwilling culture—what is the message of the Christian church? What does the Bible say, and what do we learn from history about the proper relationship between faith and culture? Appealing to scripture, reason, and history, this book tackles society’s most pressing and divisive issues. New stories and examples reflect the realities of today, from the clash with radical Islam to the deep division between “reds” and “blues.” In an era of angry finger-pointing, Colson furnishes a unique insider’s perspective that can’t be pigeonholed as either “religious right” or “religious left.”Whatever your political or religious stance, this book will give you a different understanding of Christianity. If you're a Christian, it will help you to both examine and defend your faith. If you’ve been critical of the new religious right, you’ll be shocked at what you learn. Probing both secular and religious values, God and Government critiques each fairly, sides with neither, and offers a hopeful, fair-minded perspective that is sorely needed in today’s hyper-charged atmosphere.
 

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This book by Colson is a powerful message to the people of God and to lovers of liberty everywhere. With the current Islamic/Christian conflict "God & Government" contains a vital message for Believers. This book is a must read.

Contents

Prologue
9
Need for the Kingdom 1 Kingdoms in Conflict
47
After the Feast
56
Crossing the Rubicon
62
Faith and the Evidence
68
Neither Ape nor Angel
81
Part
89
Politics of the Kingdom
99
Presence of the Kingdom 16 Benefits of the Kingdom
267
Christian Patriotism
276
Little Platoons
286
The Problem of Power
300
Christians in Politics
313
Signs of the Kingdom
333
Perils of Politics
343
People Power
356

For the Good of the Nation
106
The Cross and the Crown
122
Part Three Absence of the Kingdom
139
Roots of War Part I 141
172
Year Zero
194
Marxism and the Kingdom of God
204
Conflict and Compromise in the West
232
The Naked Public Square
257
Part Four
265
The Political Illusion
380
The Indestructible Kingdom
391
Epilogue
418
With Gratitude
422
Notes
425
For Further Reading
435
Index
437
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Page 50 - Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

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Chuck Colson was a popular and widely known author, speaker, and radio commentator. A former presidential aide to Richard Nixon and founder of the international ministry Prison Fellowship, he wrote several books that have shaped Christian thinking on a variety of subjects, including Born Again, Loving God, How Now Shall We Live?, The Good Life, and The Faith. His radio broadcast, BreakPoint, at one point aired to two million listeners. Chuck Colson donated all of his royalties, awards, and speaking fees to Prison Fellowship Ministries.

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