I am not calling you to political activism (although political activism is a good thing). I am calling you to biblical applicationalism, that is, applying Scripture to every component of governmental life.
Everyone knows the Bible speaks to
Our personal lives
Our family life
Our church life
But what about the government? What about our nation? Does the Bible speak to those topics?
Government is found in four forms:
Personal “government” (personal responsibility and personal restraint)
Family government (structure: father, mother, child or children)
Church government (the biblical pattern for congregational life)
Civil government (communities; nations)
All four are vitally important.
But we often overlook the fact that the Bible speaks to community and national life. After all, it is God who establishes nations. It is God who establishes government.
Sometimes we tend to think (wrongly) that the Bible only speaks to personal issues, family life, church life, but somehow, God forgot about national and governmental life. That is not the case.
Well Versed: Biblical Answers to Today’s Tough Issues addresses this huge void in people’s thinking by laying out the biblical underpinnings to approximately 30 political and social issues.
Remember, the Evil One does not want you to become Well Versed. In fact, for decades he has successfully convinced Christians that they should not venture into “politics” because it is “dirty.” If it is “dirty,” it is because all the “clean” people got out of it.
God’s Word says “Go into all the world.” That included the “political.” That includes the “governmental.”
Abraham Kuyper stated, “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: ‘Mine!’ That “mine” includes the “political” or the “governmental.”
As you read and study Well Versed, covering so many social and political issues today, you will hear the voice of Christ exclaiming, “Mine!”
– Dr. Jim Garlow