Tag: submission

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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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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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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Libertarianism

Christianity and Self-Ownership

Is the libertarian idea of self-ownership contrary to the authority of God? Not all libertarians believe in self-ownership Before discussing …

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Theology

The Competing Kingdoms School of Public Policy Theology

This entry is part 16 of 44 in the series Christian Theology of Public Policy Course

This essay continues the Christian Theology and Public Policy Course by John Cobin, author of the books Bible and Government …

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Book Reviews

“The Ethics of Martin Luther” Book Review

Book review of The Ethics of Martin Luther by Paul Althaus, translated by Robert C. Schultz. Augsberg Fortress Press, 1972. …

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