The Christians for Liberty 2014 Conference has come and gone, but now we get to post the videos from the conference for everyone to see.

Is statism a form of religion? Jason Rink contends that it very well may be, as it has many of the standard features that makes up a religion. As Christians, we are to proclaim the Kingdom of God, that Jesus is Lord and Caesar is not. That’s a radical message in the modern world. Watch Jason’s talk from the Christians for Liberty 2014 Conference.

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Dr. Norman Horn

Norman founded LibertarianChristians.com and the Libertarian Christian Institute, and currently serves as its President and Editor-in-Chief. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Austin Graduate School of Theology. He currently is a Postdoctoral researcher in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Just thinking how the way most Christians read the Bible today has affected the way we see the role of the State in modern society . . .

  • What the State does SHOULD represent the kingdom of God, as it did in 1600 Christian Colonial America, whose governments of, by, and for God were based upon His immutable morality as reflected in His commandments, statutes, and judgments (see below). But this came to an end in 1787 when the constitutional framers established a humanistic government of, by, and for the people, based upon Enlightenment and Masonic concepts:

    “…’The Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Compact, 1638: We whose names are underwritten do hereby solemnly in the presence of Jehovah incorporate ourselves into a Bodie Politick and as He shall help, will submit our persons, lives and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, and Lord of
    Lords, and to all those perfect and most absolute laws of His given in His Holy Word of truth, to be guided and judged thereby.’

    ‘Fundamental Agreement of the Colony of New Haven, Connecticut, 1639: Agreement; We all agree that the scriptures hold forth a perfect rule for the direction and government of all men in duties which they are to perform to God and to man, as well in families and commonwealth as in matters of the church; so likewise in all public officers which concern civil order, as choice of magistrates and officers, making and repealing laws, dividing allotments of
    inheritance, and all things of like nature, we will, all of us, be ordered by the rules which the scripture holds forth; and we agree that such persons may be entrusted with such matters of government as are described in Exodus 18:21 and Deuteronomy 1:13 with Deuteronomy 17:15 and 1 Corinthians 6:1, 6 & 7….’….

    “Almost as impressive as New Haven’s agreement are the testimonies to it and other similar documents….

    “Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835

    ‘They exercised the rights of sovereignty; they named their magistrates, concluded peace or declared war, made police regulations, and enacted laws as if their allegiance was due only to God. Nothing can be more curious and, at the same time more instructive, than the legislation of that period; it is there that the solution of the great social problem which the United States now
    presents to the world is to be found.

    ‘Amongst these documents we shall notice, as especially characteristic, the code of laws promulgated by the little State of Connecticut in 1650. The legislators of Connecticut begin with the penal laws, and … they borrow their
    provisions from the text of Holy Writ … copied verbatim from the books of Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy. Blasphemy, sorcery, adultery, and rape were punished with death….’23….

    “McGuffey’s Eclectic Reader, America’s most popular school book in the 1800s, also testified to America’s early form of theocratic government:

    ‘Their form of government was as strictly theocratical insomuch that it would be difficult to say where there was any civil authority among them distinct from
    ecclesiastical jurisdiction. Whenever a few of them settled a town, they immediately gathered themselves into a church; and their elders were magistrates, and their code of laws was the Pentateuch…. God was their
    King; and they regarded him as truly and literally so….’24….”

    For more, see online Chapter 3 “The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt3.html.

  • Skepolitic

    Dude: Haven’t you ever read 2 Corinthians 12:9?

    “The State is sufficient unto thee; for its strength is made perfect in your weakness.” [Newspeak Bowdlerized Version, 1984]

    Seriously, the State is the sufficiency and strength of the statist, be he a nominal Christian or not. And the JW’s are absolutely correct in their interpretation of the Pledge as a prayer to an idol of the State. The cognitive dissonance must run deep for Christian statists.

    John 10:10 reads “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy”. [KJV] That seems like a more accurate description of the State.

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