Through our Constitution, we wished to show that officeholders were subject not only to popular will but to God Himself.
All Christians at all times need to know, rest, and rely on the truths present in Christ’s ascension.
In its recent decision the Church of England has announced the surrender of Biblical orthodoxy on matters of human sexuality.
On August 24th falls the feast of St. Bartholomew. Every year the Christian calendar celebrates the life and work of this Apostle of Jesus Christ. However, the day has a dark history as well. This year marks the 450th anniversary of the massacre that began on that date in Paris. By its end, at least 12,000 French Huguenots lay dead, murdered by their Roman Catholic rulers and fellow citizens. The St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre permanently damaged the Protestant cause in France, nearly wiping out its leadership and frightening many of its surviving adherents into converting.
Only God can change the heart to perfectly love justice and to act on the basis of it. He does so primarily by means of the Word read, preached, and the sacraments administered. But God has ordained politics as a means of restraining evil as well as of teaching justice and virtue. We must not depend solely on politics. But we must never neglect its necessity and usefulness.
Pastor Tim Keller thinks “many American Evangelicals have no coherent understanding of how to relate the Bible to politics.” . . . Keller got this part right. American Evangelicals, really many American Christians, lack a coherent political theology. Yet Keller’s own comments place him among them.