fbpx

Up For Debate – Christian Libertarianism and Al Mohler

On March 5, 2016 at 12PM EST,  I will be on the Up For Debate show with Julie Roys on the Moody Radio Network. My fellow guest will be the esteemed theologian and president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Dr. Al Mohler. The topic: Can Christians be libertarians? From the show’s description:

Can Christians can be libertarians, or is libertarianism inconsistent with Christian ideals?  Julie Roys, host of Up for Debate, will be discussing the issue with Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, who says libertarianism is idolatrous. Challenging his perspective will be Norman Horn, founder of the Christian Libertarian Institute, who argues that “libertarianism is the most consistent expression of Christian political thought.”  Listen on this episode of Up for Debate!

This is a fascinating opportunity. Mohler believes Christian libertarians have an idolatrous philosophy, but we Christian libertarians believe that statism itself is an idol, whether American or otherwise. We even have a name for it: “statolatry”. And what is it about libertarianism that makes us idolatrous? We think that no one should initiate force against others, and we think that should be applied consistently for all mankind whether they presume power within the state or anywhere else. Last I checked, that was pretty consistent with Scriptural principles. Let’s see what Mohler has to say…

LCI posts articles representing a broad range of views from authors who identify as both Christian and libertarian. Of course, not everyone will agree with every article, and not every article represents an official position from LCI. Please direct any inquiries regarding the specifics of the article to the author. 

Interested in Contributing? 

LCI accepts guest submissions by high-quality writers. If you are interested in submitting a guest post, click here to send us mail.

Don't Miss an Article! Sign up Today!

Whenever there’s a new article, you’ll get an email once a day! 

*by signing up, you also agree to get weekly updates to our newsletter

Headline

Never Miss A Story

Get our Weekly recap with the latest news, articles and resources.

Think you know Romans 13?

Sign up for our Romans 13 Toolkit to learn how a libertarian Christian understands Romans 13.*

*by signing up, you also agree to get weekly updates to our newsletter

Current Events Analyzed by Libertarian Christians