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Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.16

What did Jesus say about taxes?

The two most important passages:

  • The miracle of the coin in the fish’s mouth—Matthew 17:24-27
  • Render unto Caesar—Matthew 22:17-21 (and parallels)

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.2

“It’s the government’s place to help people.” That is the common assumption behind most of modern American political thought.

What does such a view mean in practice?

The forcing of one person to work on behalf of another. And this, not for the sake of defending the country against an invader or a criminal, but for the sake of giving to a man those positive comforts he has not attained for himself. “If a person is unable to take care of himself, it is proper to force others to take care of him,” this view holds.

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.6

If the government’s only role is to define force and to stop it, then what about everything else the government does right now?

In this series I’m explaining my view of a just government.
To read from the beginning click here.

Social Justice and Scripture: Untie the Knot Pt.14

Aside from Acts 2 and 4, perhaps the most common Christian argument for socialism is the “welfare system” of ancient Israel.

Let’s look at the arguments from the Jubilee and the gleaning laws.

#Houston We Have A Problem

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(In response to Houston’s sermon subpoenas in mid October 2014)

When the mayor of a large American city so violates religious liberty, all moral men must speak out. They must speak in the broadest realm possible to them.