Moses, Ben Franklin, and the Supreme Court

Moses, Ben Franklin, and the Supreme Court

In the formative years of our republic delegates debated the issue of qualifications of public officials. As this question was being discussed in one such meeting a wise man called attention to a passage in the Bible. His name was Benjamin Franklin, and the verse he...
Fighting in Our Streets and God

Fighting in Our Streets and God

Nations reap what they sow just as individuals do. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psa. 9:17). This happens partly because rebellion against God is by nature self-destructive and partly because God providentially intervenes...

Insights on Politics & Government You Won't Hear on the News

When evil men are put in positions of power and influence, other wicked people appear everywhere. “The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted” (Psa. 12:7). Righteousness in the people, not a strong economy or a powerful military, makes a...

How We Can Be Unjust

Human beings have a natural capacity to make judgments. Some are quicker to make judgments, some are more vocal with their verdicts, and some are more keen in their ability to judge, but all make judgments. What kind of judgments do we make? Are our judgments fair and...

A Christian May Be the Executioner

I have a good friend from my younger years who said Christians must separate from civil government. There are roles for each, he believed. His idea was based primarily on Isaiah 2:4: “…they shall learn war no more.” Surely violence ceases in Christ. If everyone in...