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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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History

Religious Roots of Liberty

This article by Rev. Edmund Opitz (who wrote The Libertarian Theology of Freedom) is reprinted from the Mises Daily Article …

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Theology

Discussion of Christian Charity

On April 10, 2009, I posted an article called Caesar’s Benevolence in the 10 Things I Hate About Taxes series. …

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Theology

On Rand and Altruism: A Defense of Christian Self-Interest

Ayn Rand, the founder and sole source of the philosophy called Objectivism, taught an ethical system based on the principle of “rational self-interest” – defined as aiming at the fulfillment of one’s own highest values.

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Theology

Slavery in the Old Testament

It was remarked to me recently that the Bible (specifically, the Old Testament) says very little about slavery, with the …

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History

Caesar and God in Context

LibertarianChristians.com is pleased to welcome Christopher Bevis in our next guest post, originally published on LewRockwell.com, entitled “Caesar and God …

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Christian Worldview

The Commands of God versus the State

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

A more baseless assumption, one more in direct conflict with God’s teaching, was never made by man, than the idea that when the civil authority commands the Christian to do something contrary to the law of God, and he does it, the responsibility rest upon the civil authority, and not on the individual who violates the laws of God at the behest of the civil ruler.

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Libertarianism

Deuteronomy 17:14-20 as an Ancient Limitation on Political Authority

Deuteronomy is a puzzling book. It’s a marvelous ‘farewell sermon’ by Moses before Joshua takes up command, but the literary …

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Christian Worldview

The real Christian Nation

This guest post is by Rev. Donald Ehrke. He is a Libertarian, a former GOP campaign manager, and ordained minister …

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Theology

Vengeance is Mine, Says the Lord

This guest post was written by Kollin Fields. …Trample underfoot those who lust after tribute; scatter the peoples who delight …

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Book Reviews

“Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus” Book Review

Eco Bible: An Ecological Commentary on Genesis and Exodus. Rabbi Yonatan Neril & Rabbi Leo Dee. The Interfaith Center for …

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Christian Worldview

All Nations are “Under God”

Laurence Vance’s article on the pledge of allegiance elicited an excellent discussion from the LCC community. I’d like to perform my own …

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Christian Worldview

“The Son Of Man Is Not Come To Destroy Men’s Lives, But To Save Them”

This guest post comes to us from Greg Cheney. Greg lives in Alaska with his wife, Kari, and their twelve …

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Theology

Christian Views on Voting: Why Vote at All?

Today we begin a new series of posts considering views on voting from different Christian perspectives. We hope you’ll think …

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Book Reviews

Work and Worship (Book Review)

Overview In Work and Worship: Reconnecting Our Labor and Liturgy, authors Matthew Kaemingk and Cory B. Willson set out to …

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Theology

The Proper Origin of Rights

Libertarianism is founded on the belief that individuals have universal rights – specifically rights to life, liberty, and the possession of property. Despite fairly widespread recognition of these rights, their universal defense (that is, an explanation of why these rights apply at all times and in all places) can often be difficult to articulate. Three predominant sub-groups within libertarianism attempt such a defense, each with a unique approach.

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Theology

My Christian Brothers…

This is a guest post by Jim Fedako. He is a homeschooling father of six who lives in Lewis Center, …

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Libertarianism

The Libertarian Aquinas

Jonathan McIntosh (Ph.D., University of Dallas) is a Fellow of Humanities at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho, where …

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Christian Worldview

Turning the Other Cheek — Matthew 5:38-42

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for an eye, and tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you, …

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History

Josephus on the Origin of the State

In The Antiquities, Josephus mentions that the first human government was built by Nimrod, the mighty hunter from the book of Genesis. This appears to be consistent with Genesis; no other organized government (unless you count a “clan”) is mentioned before his. Genesis is, first and foremost, a book of origins, and thus this original human government can arguably be taken as archetypal.

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Christian Worldview

Government and Political Authority

In my experience, many Christians fail to carefully define their terms when talking about government and political authority—and this leads …

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Christian Worldview

Where Christian Libertarians Part Ways with Ayn Rand

Christian theology begins with a creative process, which God himself executes and deems good. From there, filling and subduing his …

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Christian Worldview

Jesus Shows Us What a Truly Free Human Looks Like

Scottish theologian Stephen Neill was excited and challenged by the story Christianity told about humanity. As a missionary, he spent …

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Christian Worldview

Ministers, Submission, and Partisanship

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

“There is not a word of intimation in the Sacred Scriptures that indicate that it is the duty of any Christians to support, maintain, or defend any institution or organization of man, farther than a quiet, passive, but conscientious and faithful submission to its requirements, may have a tendency to sustain it. That submission he must render, not as a duty he owes to government on account of any virtue or merit it possesses, but as a solemn duty he owes to his Maker. This sense of duty to God connects him with all the governments and powers of the earth just alike. It permits him to become the partisan of none.”

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Christian Worldview

“Give Us a King”

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

This article continues a series of weekly posts originally authored by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of …

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