The American political landscape is divided into two principal camps. We have official names for them, Democrat and Republican and nicknames like liberal and conservative or wackos and Nazis. It can mostly be boiled down to two opposing and fundamental opinions, either we believe our fathers had it right or we believe they had it wrong. Where we fall on the political spectrum is how strongly we feel about the job they did. “Our fathers were mostly right” makes you a conservative. “They never erred” makes you a right-wing nut job. It’s the same for the left side. If nothing. . .
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The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. As Christians we know what true freedom consists of—freedom from the effects and consequences of our sin. Earthly freedom is of far less importance. A godly man can enjoy a free spirit though imprisoned, as our brother Paul aptly demonstrated. But of course, freedom of speech, of movement, of assembly, are a great blessing and one which we should desire for ourselves and our neighbors. And that is where involvement in the political systems of our towns comes to bear. Someone will be given the authority to make laws, to retract laws, to. . .
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Picking Fights Americans love to fight! We are fighters and we are good at it. This presents us with a special temptation. Good fighters rarely walk away from a fight, even when wisdom would require it. They are prone to take up quarrels not their own. They take a dog by the ears (Proverbs 26:17), because they can whip the dog. Americans are good fighters and our history proves it. We have won wars against the British, the Mexicans, the Spanish, the Germans, the Japanese, the Koreans, the Iraqis, and more. The only war we really lost was the one. . .
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Can God bless America today? Why do we as Americans think that God loves us above all others? Given where our country is, do we have hope for the future or should we be looking for God’s holy judgment to rain down upon us? Join us as we talk about Christianity, God, America and how God deals with the nations.
Fading Like Grass The years of our life are seventy or eighty if we have the strength. A president’s years are four or eight if he has the votes. A supreme court justice has served anywhere from one year to thirty-six years, half a lifetime at most. From the Apostle Peter’s perspective, all of our politicking is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. Our candidates wither, our parties fall, but something far more important remains and it is far more important precisely because it remains. Maybe you can complete the quote from 1 Peter 1:24-25,. . .
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Election Season The Presidential Campaign certainly is a lively one this time around. It appears that many evangelicals like Donald Trump for all the wrong reasons and dislike Hillary Clinton for all the right reasons which will lead to voting based on the one hand, pride, and on the other hand, fear and loathing. As we watch this present spectacle leading ultimately to fiasco, we should be reminded that Barrack Obama once signaled the “end-of-the-world” for many of us and, hey, we’re still here. Now we all wish that things were different and that all the candidates were so dedicated. . .
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When a high-level of government acts unlawfully or outside its jurisdiction, how and when should Christians resist? Join Steve Murphy, Steven Warhurst, Erika Schanzenbach, and Eric Owens as they talk about Supreme Court rulings such as Obergefell v. Hodges (homosexual marriage) and Roe v. Wade (abortion) and how these types of rulings can be righteously resisted. They consider the doctrine of interposition and the doctrine of the lesser magistrates and how our understanding of these things could revolutionize how we think about and do politics.
In the Politics and Principles videos published by Highlands Ministries (then called the Highlands Study Center), Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr. discusses current events from a biblical perspective. In this episode he discusses the recent election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States.
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Is money the root of all evil? What is the difference between the Keynesian, Austrian, and Chicago schools of economics? What is the mark of true prosperity, and what duties, if any, does government have toward the poor? These and other key economic questions are answered in Biblical Economics: A Complete Study Course, a curriculum from Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr., that explores stewardship, prosperity, money, inflation, poverty, debt, and the implications of statist intervention in the economy.
Course includes the book Biblical Economics, twelve audio lectures, a study guide with discussion questions, tests and quizzes and the two books (digital), The Law and Productive Christians in an Age of Guilt Manipulators. More information below.
Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr. has done the hard work of studying the principles of economics, understanding them in the light of God’s Word, and presenting them in clear and concise terms. You’ll find that Biblical Economics is an invaluable aid for developing your own understanding of them. Read it, then give it your child to read and then talk with him about it.
Should we vote by principle, or by pragmatism? Or, is pragmatism the principle? Does God’s Word have anything to say about how we vote? We discuss voting for the lesser of two evils, candidates, and more.
Special guest speakers: Dr. R.C. Sproul Sr., Howard Phillips, and Douglas Phillips. You say you want a Reformation? Well, you know, we’re doing what we can.
Here we discuss the distinction between Reformation and Revolution, between rebuilding the walls, and tearing down the blessings our fathers have wrought. Joining us in this discussion are two heroes of Reformation, Howard Phillips, who has reformed the thinking of hundreds of thousands on issues of statecraft, and Dr. R.C. Sproul, who has reformed the thinking of hundreds of thousands on their understanding of the things of God. Also joining the conversation is Howard’s son Doug, as we seek to honor our fathers while building a better future for our children.
This conversation will argue that we ought indeed to love our country, to pray for the peace of Babylon, while affirming that God’s people are a royal priesthood, and a holy nation.