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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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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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The Idolatry of Statism

This guest post is by LCC reader Paul Maitrejean. Many Christians today are quick to leap to the defense of the current American regime. They

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Romans 13 discussions

Over at the Christian Libertarian Facebook Group, we have amazing discussions pretty much all the time. A common question, especially amongst newcomers to the group,

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The Apostle Paul and Caesar

Randy England has an interesting article at LewRockwell.com regarding Paul’s attitude toward secular authority. Here is a short excerpt, but I encourage you to continue

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Theological Schizophrenia

It is bad enough that Republican warmongers like Mitt Romney, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Allan West are whining about the supposed cuts to the

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