“But that’s Old Testament law, that’s not for the Church.” How many times have you heard this, or even said this?

Restoration of the Republic begins with the individual. Only the conversion of many can result in long-term societal restoration. God must be recognized as a God of love and justice—two inseparable attributes. Because God loves His people He sent Jesus, His only Son, to die for their sins. Justice necessitated the death of Jesus. Divine justice had to be satisfied. Peace with God (not the devil) had to be made (Romans 5:1). This message must be preached world-wide. No nation can experience the restoration process without repentance of sin and unconditional surrender to God through Jesus Christ.

Regeneration is only the first step, however. Born again, we, in fact, are spiritual infants, babes in Christ: “Like newborn babes, long for the pure milk of the word, that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord” (1 Peter 2:2-3). Peter tells us there is a growth process. We must not remain “babes.” Many Christians never leave infancy, however, but resemble the Christians described in the epistle to the Hebrews: “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food. For everyone who partakes only of milk is not accustomed to the word of righteousness, for he is a babe. But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil” (Hebrews 5:12-14).

The restoration process begins with the individual and must be total. Restoration affects body and soul (1 Thessalonians 5:23; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:12-14; 12:1; 1 Corinthians 6:15, 20); the understanding (Proverbs 2:2; John 6:45; Romans 12:2; Colossians 3:1-2; 1 Peter 1:13); the will (Ezekiel 36:25-27; Matthew 7:21; Mark 3:35; Colossians 1:9-12, 21); the passions (Galatians 5:24; Colossians 3:5-17); and the conscience (Titus 1:15; Hebrews 9:14).

“Society” possesses no will of its own, but reflects the people’s will. The will of the people is either based on the autonomous will of men or reflects the will of the Triune God of Scripture.

God and Government

God and Government

With a fresh new look, more images, an extensive subject and scripture index, and an updated bibliography, God and Government is ready to prepare a whole new generation to take on the political and religious battles confronting Christians today. May it be used in a new awakening of Christians in America—not just to inform minds, but to stimulate action and secure a better tomorrow for our posterity.

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“But that’s Old Testament law, that’s not for the Church.” How many times have you heard this, or even said this? The Bible is the whole counsel of God, not just the New Testament. Israel’s civic life, government, and laws are instructive and applicable for us today in the modern world thousands of years later. How to apply them takes wisdom and understanding. Christians should be leading the way in this area since we have the revealed will of God.

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