CHRISTIANS AND GOVERNMENT: A Biblical Point of View

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Christian Publishing House, Jul 12, 2016 - Law - 142 pages

Government affects our daily lives, and Christians need to think about how to apply biblical principles to politics and government. This book provides an overview of the biblical principles relating to what the apostle Paul calls "governing authorities" (i.e., government) with specific chapters dealing with the founding principles of the American government. This includes an examination of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist Papers.

The thirteen chapters in this book not only look at the broad founding principles but also provide an in-depth look at other important political and governmental issues. One section explains the history and application of church and state issues. Another section describes aspects of political debate and discourse. A final section provides a brief overview of the Christian heritage of this nation that was important in the founding of this country and the framing of our founding documents.

Some questions that Anderson will answer are: Is it possible for humans to establish a government that will actually bring lasting peace and security? What are some of the important biblical principles in establishing government? What hinders human efforts in setting up and maintaining the perfect government? How can we develop discernment and make wise choices about candidates and governmental policies? What is the answer to the problems of corruption and oppression? Why should we seriously consider what the Bible says about what the apostle Paul called "governing authorities" and our future?

 

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Contents

Preface
2
Christianity
16
Christian Roots
27
Bill of Rights
35
Separation of Church and State
65

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About the author (2016)

 KERBY ANDERSON  is the President of Probe Ministries. He also serves as a visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and has spoken on dozens of university campuses including University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Princeton University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Colorado and University of Texas. He is the host of “Point of View” radio talk show and regular guest on “Fire Away” (American Family Radio). He has appeared or numerous radio and TV talk shows including the “MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour,” “Focus on the Family,” “Beverly LaHaye Live,” and “The 700 Club.” He is the author of thirteen books.

B.S., Oregon State University (Zoology)

M.F.S., Yale University (Science)

M.A., Georgetown University (Government)

Kennedy Institute of Bioethics (Washington, D.C)

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