The Southern Blog recently posted an article on a question close to my heart: what do Christian leaders need to think, say, and do about the political changes rocking our country?
The article was called “Religious liberty, political engagement, and the future of ministry.” In it, Boyce College Professor Bryan Baise explained that Christian leaders should not be apathetic to political change, but should, “Learn about the nature of God and government,” and “read widely the ideas that shaped our nation.”
This past week I interviewed Joseph Knowles. Joseph studied at Regent University School of Law. He is 32 and lives in Virginia. He and I found common ground in our understanding of Christianity and government.
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.
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.