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Christian Worldview

Election Day: Voting is The New Christian Sacrament?

Just recently Americans celebrated one of the high holy days of our faith. Tens of millions of people took part …

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Christian Worldview

May Christians Ignore Unjust Laws?

May Christians ignore unjust laws? When you ask a Christian what the relationship between the Christian and the government is …

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President's Blog

Fear the President, or Fear the Lord?

Today we look at a Christian Post “Voices” article from March 2022, following Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, titled “Fearing the Lord and fearing America’s president.” This author essentially wants to criticize President Biden for being a weak president, in particular citing the Ukraine response and withdrawal from Afghanistan as demonstrative of such. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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

The Church of Christ and World-Powers

This entry is part 1 of 18 in the series The Church of Christ and World-Powers

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

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Christian Worldview

Does God Take Part in Wars?

The article below was written in January 1866 by David Lipscomb, an important figure in the Churches of Christ in …

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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

Is the Bible “pro-government?”

Is the Bible “pro-government?” Simple answer, no. Yes, we find governments operating throughout the Bible. We even see various governments …

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Libertarianism

Slavery and Submission in the Bible: A Case for an Update

This guest post was written by our friend Kollin Fields. Readers should remember that guest posts are not considered official …

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Featured

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 39: Libertarians and Libertinism with Taylor Barkley

The popular perception of libertarianism is often skewed. While those on the left tend to think of libertarians as greedy …

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Podcast

Ep 38: The Bible’s Portrayal of the State (with Jason Hughey)

What is the biblical portrayal of the state? The Libertarian Christian Institute frequently discusses this question; it has very important …

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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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Christian Worldview

Taxation is Theft. (The Rest of The Story)

In my previous post, I raised some questions and pointed out problems with an argument against those who say “taxation …

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Announcements

New Testament Theology of the State now in Portuguese

One of the most historically popular (and interesting, in my opinion) articles on LCC has been my New Testament Theology …

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Christian Worldview

The Biblical Foundations of Christian Libertarianism

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

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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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Culture

If I were a pastor

I am not a pastor. I am not a minister. I am not a preacher. I am not a priest. …

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Christian Worldview

The Idolatry of Statism

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

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Featured

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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Theology

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: —- …

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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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Theology

Theological Schizophrenia

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

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