Tag Archives: church and state

A Memorial Day Reminder

America is neither a Saviour or the last hope of mankind – titles and glory which belong to Jesus Christ alone. The sword of America is not the sword of Jesus; loyalty to the American flag is not an equal or greater virtue than fidelity to the Christian Church; soldiers of Christ and soldiers of […]

Where the Reformers Erred in Their Doctrine of the Church

By way of reaction from the Romish error that the church must govern the state, they concluded that the state must to a large extent govern even the spiritual affairs of the church. That accounts for Article XXXVI of the Belgic Confession in its original form of 1561. And even the Westminster divines, nearly a […]

Separation of Church and State & the First Ammendment

There is good and bad in this video. Can you point both out?

What Is A Theocracy? Should We Want One?

Time for Churches to Get “Political”

The jig is up. The news is out. Pastors across America have called the left’s bluff. The empty words “separation of church and state” – a phrase found nowhere in the U.S. Constitution – have lost their sting. Yes, “separation” still applies, but only insofar as it requires the state to remain separate from the […]

The World Our Parish

“Wherever there is found a man, there is the minister free to preach. The whole world is our parish, we know of no fetter upon our feet, and no gag upon our lips. Though kings should pass laws, the servants of Christ can bear the penalty, but they cannot disobey their Master, though the Emperor […]

Christianity & The Constitution: Legislating Morality

Who says morality can’t be legislated? The first time I met Dr. Eidsmoe was at a conference a few years ago in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and his lecture left a lasting impression on me. If you are not familiar with him, you’ll enjoy this. – JT Professor John Eidsmoe is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who […]

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