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Christian Worldview

Conflicting Beliefs on Romans 13: Why We Still Disagree

If anyone wasn’t already aware how heated the ongoing debate is over conflicting beliefs on Romans 13, 2021 certainly highlighted …

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Libertarianism

Romans 13: A Reformed View of Stateless Civil Governance

The Reformed theological tradition historically holds to an interpretation of Romans 13 that, in its basic outline, is compatible with …

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Podcast

Ep 233: A Libertarian Christian Reading of Romans 13, with Matthew Bellis

Does Romans 13 mean that we, as Christians, should just submit to the state? Or is there perhaps a better, …

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Christian Worldview

Does Romans 13 Justify Nero, Pharoah, or Nimrod?

This entry is part 13 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

Lipscomb approaches the issue with a new tact this time around, and brings up Romans 13 in the process. He suggests that if Romans 13 is the justifying scripture for allowing Christians to participate in bloodshed, then “Nimrod and Abraham, Pharaoh and Moses, Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar, Paul and Nero, stand precisely upon the same footing as approved and accepted subjects [of God].” Of course, he says this is illogical, and we must reject the former premise.

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Romans 13 Resource Page

“But What About Romans 13?” This is one of the most common questions we are asked. Think you know Romans …

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Christian Worldview

Ep 130: Bob Murphy and Norman Horn talk Morality and Politics, Christianity and the Troops, and Romans 13

This episode was originally recorded for the Bob Murphy show, where Bob and Norman Horn have a provocative conversation that …

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Christian Worldview

Does Romans 13 Teach That Christians Have Permission to Kill For Their Government?

This guest post is by Tyler Boyd, and was originally published on The Christian Exile website. Tyler is from Olive Branch, …

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Romans 13 for Dummies

“It is very biblical to enforce the law.” – Sarah Sanders Romans 13 is in the news, and is being …

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Podcast

Ep 21: Romans 13 and Early Christian Theology of the State

It’s Independence Day once again, when hundreds of millions of Americans will celebrate a history most of them know very …

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Theology

Libertarians, Inerrancy, and the Problem of Romans 13

Romans 13 and Inerrancy Theology, liberty, and economics are my favorite topics to study, debate, or teach, especially when they …

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Theology doesn’t begin and end with Romans 13

On Easter Sunday, I joined a Facebook thread where the role of government and Romans 13 were discussed. A number …

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Libertarianism

Romans 13 and Obeying the Government

I said last year in my article on “Romans 13 and National Defense” that I had been asked many times …

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Media

Stanley Hauerwas on Romans 13

Check out this 5 minute video of Stanley Hauerwas speaking about Romans 13. He is clearly participating in a panel, …

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Christian Worldview

Romans 13 and National Defense

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that …

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Christian Worldview

Ep 137: What Does the Bible Say About Government? with Jason Hughey

Many Christians believe that the Bible establishes human political authority as a means of ensuring social order. Passages such as …

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News

News of the Week: War, books, and Romans

Recapping the interesting and significant news of this past week. Economist, Mises Institute scholar, and friend Bob Murphy gives his …

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Christian Worldview

Are States the Ministers of God?

This entry is part 14 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

A common objection to the idea that the state is founded in rebellion against God is the language of the Bible describing various kings and leaders as “God’s servants” or “ministers”. Romans 13 can be included as one of these texts. But do such verses justify their actions?

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Libertarianism

Should Christians rethink capital punishment?

Especially for death penalty proponents, Romans 13:4 has come to occupy a central role in debates on capital punishment. There Paul writes: “[I]f you do what is wrong, you should be afraid for the authority does not bear the sword in vain! It is the servant of God to execute wrath on the wrongdoer.” Notably, Southern Baptists cite Romans 13:4 in their church’s official statement supporting capital punishment.

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Weekend Insights – Up with Fossil Fuels!

Welcome back to Weekend Insights, your LCI “President’s Corner” of miscellaneous articles, events, books, vids, and whatever else I’m thinking about…

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Why More Christians Need to be Libertarian and How to Convince Them

The Libertarian Christian Institute is proud to announce that we’ll be an exhibitor at FreedomFest in Las Vegas, NV, from …

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Christian Worldview

God is Sovereign Over the Nations including Russia and Ukraine

God is sovereign over the nations? On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded the country of Ukraine. Since that time, thousands …

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Podcast

Ep 263: Rival Nations, with Peter Rollo

Peter Rollo, founder of the website Rival Nations, joined us to discuss his passion for theology, why he started Rival Nations, …

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Culture

Rights, Obligations, Favor and Love

John Knowlton is an entrepreneur, pastor, and avid cyclist. He lives in Kalamazoo, MI with his wife and children. Find …

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Politics

Sacraments of the State

All States have a vested interest in clothing themselves in a religious veneer or a “civil religion,” but this does …

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War and Peace

Is a fight with ISIS a “just war”?

Drone Warfare and the Principle of Discrimination in the “War on Terror” Americans seem to have fully regained their appetite …

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