In a world where the role of government is ever-expanding, Christians face pressing questions about how to apply biblical teachings to modern political and social issues. This book serves as an in-depth guide, exploring the biblical foundations for governance and how they relate to the 'governing authorities' as termed by the Apostle Paul. It offers a detailed examination of key American founding documents—including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Federalist Papers—highlighting their alignment with Christian teachings.
The book doesn't stop at broad principles; it dives deep into current and complex issues related to politics and government. One section demystifies the often contentious topic of the separation of church and state, providing historical context and practical application. Another section tackles the nuances of political debate and discourse, offering guidelines for respectful and effective communication. Finally, the book revisits the Christian heritage that played a significant role in the founding of America, tracing its influence on our governing principles and documents.
Anderson addresses critical questions that have stood the test of time: Can humans ever create a government that delivers enduring peace and security? What biblical principles should guide our understanding of governance? What are the obstacles to establishing and maintaining an ideal government? How can we cultivate discernment in choosing political candidates and supporting policies? What solutions exist for issues of corruption and oppression?
By diving deep into these questions, the book aims to equip readers with the biblical wisdom and understanding needed to navigate the complexities of governance and politics. It serves as a timely resource for anyone eager to integrate their Christian faith with intelligent and informed civic engagement.
- Publisher: Christian Publishing House (July 13, 2016)
- Language: English
- Paperback: 136 pages
- ISBN-10: 1945757000
- ISBN-13: 978-1945757006
- Item Weight: 5.1 ounces
- Dimensions: 5 x 0.31 x 8 inches
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
KERBY ANDERSON is the President of Probe Ministries. He also serves as a visiting professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, among others. He is the host of "Point of View" radio talk show and regular guest on "Fire Away" (American Family Radio). He is the author of fifteen books. B.S., Oregon State University (Zoology), M.F.S., Yale University (Science), M.A., Georgetown University (Government), Kennedy Institute of Bioethics (Washington, D.C)