Aspects of Government
Government Structures (42 KB)
Summary of different forms of Government
Basic Principles for Society (38 KB)
All Aspects of Human Society Are to Be Under God.
Basic Principles of Christian Civil Government (55 KB)
The nation is a collective being, with moral character and accountability, directly responsible to the Author of its existence, God Himself.
Biblical Worldview of Government (34 KB)
The first principle of a Biblical worldview of government is that God is Sovereign. That He rules and reigns in the affairs of men and of nations. He sets up kingdoms and He knocks them down according to the council of His own good will. Secondarily, we must grasp the significance of sin (the breaking of Godís law that is the standard by which men are to live) and the rise of civil government.
A Manifesto of Christian Government (74 KB)
It is the God-given right of Christian men and women everywhere to live in the liberty of true Christian government, according to the moral law of God, and to be free from the tyranny of men who seek to perfect the sin of their father Adam and establish their own law contrary to God's. To the attainment of such ends, it is the Christian's right and duty to be rid of such tyrants and to bring into existence a civil government that will establish and preserve God's law.
The Role of Government, Biblically Speaking
What is the role or purpose of government? Is it just something that man developed to try and hold others in subjection? Or is it something that God planned for man's own good? It has been said that government is a part of God's common grace to man. That is, grace that all men and women benefit from, whether they are Christians or not.
Two views of civil government: Puritanism vs. Pietism (58 KB)
Over the past 30 years, American evangelicals began to cast off the pietistic notion that political involvement is somehow worldly. Christians regained a sense of history through studying America's Puritan heritage. They awakened to the fact that the church is to be the salt and light of the world, and realized that they had a God-given mandate to possess the gates of the city.
But then something went awry on the way to the new millennium....
The Myth of the Separation of Church and State (42 KB)
There is no such thing as a pluralistic society; there will always be one dominant view. Someone's morality is going to be taught -- but whose? Secular Humanism is a religion that teaches that through Man's ability we will reach universal peace and unity and make heaven on earth. They promote a way of life that systematically excludes God and all religion in the traditional sense. That Man is the highest point to which nature has evolved, and he can rely on only himself and that the universe was not created, but instead is self-existing. They believe that Man has the potential to be good in and of himself. All of this of course is in direct conflict with not only the teachings of the Bible but even the lessons of history.
Democracy versus Republic (34 KB)
Democracy and Republic are often taken as one of the same thing, but there is a fundamental difference. Whilst in both cases the government is elected by the people, in Democracy the majority rules according to their whims, whilst in the Republic the Government rule according to law. This law is framed in the Constitution to limit the power of Government and ensuring some rights and protection to Minorities and individuals.