Pastor John MacArthur made the following comments about civil unrest in the Middle East: “I just think the upshot of all of this is more instability, more chaos,” the longtime Southern California pastor told The Christian Post in an interview. “I don’t think the future looks good.” He may be right, but he doesn’t really […]
Restoring America One County at a Time 8. Courts 8.3 Creating a Free Judiciary What can be done to return society to a biblical, free judicial system? In this section we will cover two main avenues to recovering a free society: the establishment of voluntary and private courts, and jury nullification. We will also discuss the commitment […]
Restoring America One County at a Time 8. Courts 8.2 Judicial Tyranny in America The understanding of how American freedom was lost in and through the judiciary should already be visible from our discussions of previous topics. We have seen how the John Marshall courts energized and applied the centralizing effects of the Constitution and […]
Exactly 20 years ago, on December 15, 1989, a small crowd of parishioners of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Timişoara gathered in front of the church flat where their pastor lived. The occasion was the eviction orders to their pastor set for that day by a Romanian civil court. The group formed a human chain around the flat. When the police arrived to remove the pastor from the flat, the crowd had grown to several hundred strong; they were singing hymns in the brutally cold weather and from their words the police guards understood that the people were determined to stay and prevent the eviction of their pastor.
Restoring America One County at a Time 8. Courts 8.1 Courts in a Free Society As with the case of taxation, there is no specially-revealed biblical form of government or courts. The standard biblical passages dealing with these issues (Ex. 18; Rom. 13; for example) describe aspects of providence and common grace. Unlike civil taxation, […]