Gary DeMar and Gary North highlight the deep need for a comprehensive biblical worldview.

Claims are often made that no government is the best government. That is, no civil government is the ultimate goal in pursuit of a just society. Some form of civil (or uncivil) government is inevitable. Gary North makes an excellent point:

The anarcho-capitalist rejects all forms of civil government. He can point to every kind of tax as distorting the free market. He sees the free market as legitimately autonomous. But then come the problems of violence and sin. How can these be predictably restrained? The biblical answer is government, including civil government. In an anarcho-capitalist world of profit-seeking private armies, the result is the warlord society. Militarily successful private armies will always seek to establish their monopolistic rule by killing the competition, literally. Civil governments always reappear. They are one of God’s four ordained systems of government: self-government, church government, family government, and civil government. All four are sealed by an oath. All four involve sanctions.

Christians cannot legitimately adopt the libertarian quest to establish a world devoid of civil government. Sin mandates civil government and civil sanctions. The right of civil rulers to impose physical punishments is affirmed clearly by Paul in Acts 25. He affirms in Romans 13 the legitimacy of civil government among other legitimate governments. He says that rulers are ordained by God as His ministers. This is powerful language. It invokes the authority of God on behalf of the state. If Paul is correct, then anarcho-capitalism is incorrect. There is no way around this.[1]

The Bible lays out a moral standard for the individual in self-government, the family in family government, the church in ecclesiastical government, and various jurisdictional levels in civil government (country, state, and national).

Restoring the Foundation of Civilization

Restoring the Foundation of Civilization

There are many Christians who will not participate in civilization-building efforts that include economics, journalism, politics, education, and science because they believe (or have been taught to believe) these areas of thought are outside the realm of what constitutes a Christian worldview. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Gary DeMar and Gary North highlight the deep need for a comprehensive biblical worldview. Official mainstream “narratives” are increasingly being doubted and shouted down, but the alternatives seldom agree either. Syncretism and fragmentation are the worldviews of the day and only true Christianity offers a complete world-and-life answer to modern (and not so modern) societal ills.

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[1] “Resistance to Church Lockdowns: What About Romans 13?” (July 30, 2020):