God and Government
Ours is a time of rapid cultural change with new economic challenges. People look to their governments for leadership and solutions. But what can and should government do to meet the difficulties that beset a nation? What can citizens expect...
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Ours is a time of rapid cultural change with new economic challenges. People look to their governments for leadership and solutions. But what can and should government do to meet the difficulties that beset a nation? What can citizens expect from their elected representatives? What is reasonable? And what should citizens do? What are their responsibilities?This book addresses such fundamental issues through the eyes of Scripture and against the backdrop of North America's dual heritage of Christianity and humanism. Government, politics, and the Bible do not seem like a good mix. But as this book aims to show, the Bible has much wisdom to teach us about the place and role of government and its citizens. Biblical principles work because God knows how his world and his servant governments are supposed to function. After all, he ordained the governing authorities, and the principles enunciated in his Word are timeless and remain practical.This book introduces fundamental biblical principles that apply to government and politics. The intent is to inform and to motivate the reader to get involved where possible in the political processes of the day. Our legislators need the input and help from their knowledgable Christian constituents.
Cornelis Van Dam (Th.D., University of Kampen, The Netherlands) is Professor of Old Testament at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary (Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of The Elder: Today's Ministry Rooted in all of Scripture; Divorce and Remarriage in the light of Old Testament Principles and their Application in the New Testament and Perspectives on Worship, Law and Faith: the Old Testament Speaks Today( Kelmscott, Western Australia : Pro Ecclesia, 2000)
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