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Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.10

The United States has been exceptional as the country founded upon a moral idea: individual rights.

The founding fathers recognized man’s rights as inalienable. Rights are discovered, not granted.

Christianity and Government: An Interview with Jarrod Manning

I recently interviewed Jarrod Manning, the Associate Pastor of Ministry at Grace Bible Church of Brazosport.

Jarrod studied at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and I found common ground in our understanding of Christianity and government.

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.9

Previously we looked at John Frame’s scriptural argument that government should offer protection from theft, not be an agent of redistribution.

I agree with this vision of justice. Scripture doesn’t support the modern idea of “social justice.”

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.15

In the argument against “social justice” we now come to several of the most important Scripture passages.

  • Romans 13 and 1 Peter 2: The relationship of Christians to their earthly governments.
  • Matthew 17 and 22 (and parallel passages): Christ’s view on taxation.

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.8

Here I’m going to summarize theologian John Frame’s views on Christianity and government.

It’s helpful to recognize that a respected theologian shares the basics of the view I’m advocating and to see how he derives his view from Scripture. His discussion makes a good starting point to orient us to what Scripture says on the issue.