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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Be Careful About Reading the Bible as a Political Guide

Be Careful About Reading the Bible as a Political Guide
Without a mature understanding of God’s purpose for governments, we’ll default to the commonplace views of our culture.
Jonathan Leeman
When it comes to determining how the Bible addresses political issues, its many related verses can feel like a massive sack of Legos. One person opens the sack and builds a car, another a brontosaurus, another an old Western town. With enough skill, you can build whatever you want.
Want to make the Bible say welfare policies are bad? Find a proverb on laziness leading to poverty (Prov. 10:4). Want to say the opposite? Find another calling people to “defend the rights of the poor and needy” ...
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