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Politics - According to the Bible - A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture-logo

Politics - According to the Bible - A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture

Wayne Grudem

A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues. In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and liberal plans to do good for the nation, evaluated in light of the Bible and common sense. In this ground-breaking book, recognized evangelical Bible professor Wayne Grudem rejects five mistaken views about Christian influence on politics: (1) 'compel religion,' (2) 'exclude religion,' (3) 'all government is demonic,' (4) 'do evangel-ism, not politics,' and (5) 'do politics, not evangelism.' He proposes a better alternative: (6) 'significant Christian influence on government.' Then he explains the Bible's teachings about the purpose of civil government and the characteristics of good or bad government. Does the Bible support some form of democracy? Should judges and the courts hold the ultimate power in a nation? With respect to specific political issues, Grudem argues that most people's political views depend on deep-seated assump-tions about several basic moral and even theological questions, such as whether God exists, whether absolute moral stan-dards can be known, whether there is good and evil in each person's heart, whether people should be accountable for their good and bad choices, whether property should belong to individuals or to society, and whether the purpose of the earth's resources is to bring benefit to mankind. After addressing these foundational questions, Grudem provides a thoughtful, carefully-reasoned analysis of over fifty specific issues dealing with the protection of life, marriage, the family and children, economic issues and taxation, the environment, national defense, relationships to other nations, freedom of speech and religion, quotas, and special interests. He makes frequent application to the current policies of the Democratic

A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues. In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and liberal plans to do good for the nation, evaluated in light of the Bible and common sense. In this ground-breaking book, recognized evangelical Bible professor Wayne Grudem rejects five mistaken views about Christian influence on politics: (1) 'compel religion,' (2) 'exclude religion,' (3) 'all government is demonic,' (4) 'do evangel-ism, not politics,' and (5) 'do politics, not evangelism.' He proposes a better alternative: (6) 'significant Christian influence on government.' Then he explains the Bible's teachings about the purpose of civil government and the characteristics of good or bad government. Does the Bible support some form of democracy? Should judges and the courts hold the ultimate power in a nation? With respect to specific political issues, Grudem argues that most people's political views depend on deep-seated assump-tions about several basic moral and even theological questions, such as whether God exists, whether absolute moral stan-dards can be known, whether there is good and evil in each person's heart, whether people should be accountable for their good and bad choices, whether property should belong to individuals or to society, and whether the purpose of the earth's resources is to bring benefit to mankind. After addressing these foundational questions, Grudem provides a thoughtful, carefully-reasoned analysis of over fifty specific issues dealing with the protection of life, marriage, the family and children, economic issues and taxation, the environment, national defense, relationships to other nations, freedom of speech and religion, quotas, and special interests. He makes frequent application to the current policies of the Democratic
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A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues. In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and liberal plans to do good for the nation, evaluated in light of the Bible and common sense. In this ground-breaking book, recognized evangelical Bible professor Wayne Grudem rejects five mistaken views about Christian influence on politics: (1) 'compel religion,' (2) 'exclude religion,' (3) 'all government is demonic,' (4) 'do evangel-ism, not politics,' and (5) 'do politics, not evangelism.' He proposes a better alternative: (6) 'significant Christian influence on government.' Then he explains the Bible's teachings about the purpose of civil government and the characteristics of good or bad government. Does the Bible support some form of democracy? Should judges and the courts hold the ultimate power in a nation? With respect to specific political issues, Grudem argues that most people's political views depend on deep-seated assump-tions about several basic moral and even theological questions, such as whether God exists, whether absolute moral stan-dards can be known, whether there is good and evil in each person's heart, whether people should be accountable for their good and bad choices, whether property should belong to individuals or to society, and whether the purpose of the earth's resources is to bring benefit to mankind. After addressing these foundational questions, Grudem provides a thoughtful, carefully-reasoned analysis of over fifty specific issues dealing with the protection of life, marriage, the family and children, economic issues and taxation, the environment, national defense, relationships to other nations, freedom of speech and religion, quotas, and special interests. He makes frequent application to the current policies of the Democratic

Language:

English

Length:

31h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

55:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

55:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

42:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

53:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

46:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

40:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:59


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

54:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

42:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

59:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:06:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:01:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

52:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

48:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

46:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

52:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

50:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

49:42


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

48:48


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:02:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:04:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

59:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:01:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

51:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

47:22


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

48:29


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

50:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

57:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

46:13


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

43:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

01:05:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:06:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

49:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:05:25


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

36:14