A painting I saw led me to write this article. It’s posted below.
In 1982 I wrote the first volume in what became a three-volume set called God and Government.
It has since been republished in one volume. I run into people all the time who tell me that they studied the series when they were homeschooled.
In fact, I meant one just last week.
The point of the series was to show that government isn’t solely political. In biblical terms, the best form of government is self-government, with family, church, and decentralized civil governments to follow.
If these moral laws are internalized and acted upon, everybody benefits.Personal responsibility trumps coercion every time. Self-government grew out of the realization that we are created in the image of God, and that God designed the world a certain way with a moral and legal foundation.
Of course, it’s not just about laws. The Bible says we are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). There’s nothing else like us, and no atheist can explain why.
Atheists, for example, want to be chaplains in the military. Why bother? To tell grieving parents that war is nothing more than the survival of the fittest and their son lost in the great life struggle?
“I can’t imagine an atheist accompanying a notification team as they go into some family’s home to let them have the worst news of their life and this guy says, ‘You know, that’s it – your son’s just worms, I mean, worm food,’” Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said about the amendment in support of atheist chaplains…
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