People who really want to follow Jesus aren’t itching to set up a theocracy or some sort of political version of the Kingdom of God on earth. Why? Because they know that Jesus told us that the Kingdom of God is fundamentally different from worldly political systems and has completely different goals. “My kingdom is […]Read more "Should Government Help the Poor?"
(The following is taken from an appendix to the book Patriarchs and Prophets). “The question has been raised, and is now much agitated, If a theocracy was good in the time of Israel, why would not a theocratical form of government be equally good for this time? The answer is easy: A theocracy is a […]Read more "If a Theocracy Was Good for Ancient Israel, Why Not for America?"
By James L. Evans When I was about fourteen, I remember seeing two boys fighting over one girl. It was like something out of an animated cartoon. One boy had her by one hand, while the other boy held the other. They were pulling her back and forth, yelling at each other the whole time. […]Read more "In the Fight for Public Prayer, Prayer Suffers"
Many of my Christian friends are concerned with what they perceive to be the increasing secularization of popular culture in the United States today. Like many other sincere Christians, they express concern that Christianity will one day become a hated and persecuted sect in America and that this will be the result of our government […]Read more "America’s “War on Christians” & Eschatology"
On this 225th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States of America, I am thankful for the Constitution. As a Bible-believing Christian, I am grateful that the Constitution lays the foundation of a government that is secular in nature and not religious – one of the first of its kind in history. One of […]Read more "Celebrating the Godless Constitution"
Why Liberty of Conscience Is the Most Important Issue in 2012 By Stephen N. Allred When it comes to discussing political viewpoints with fellow church members silence is often eloquence. After all, haven’t we been wisely counseled to check our political views at the door when we come together as believers in Christ?[i] […]Read more "Why Liberty of Conscience Is the Most Important Issue in 2012"
It was the summer of 1961, in the midst of the Berlin Wall crisis, when I was threatened with a court martial by none other than a military chaplain. The circumstance was that I was a trained infantry soldier who had up to that time been a confirmed agnostic. But throughout the first half of […]Read more "“The Great Disappearance: Adventism and Noncombatancy” – by George R. Knight"