Some readers have asked whether God’s Law in Scripture forbids ordained ministers from holding civil office. Recent discussions as well as some unfortunately hasty reading of theonomic literature have led to some controversy over the matter. The short answer to the question is, “Yes,” an ordained minister can hold civil office. There is no Scriptural […]
An important avenue in which we can, and must, currently work to restore the principles of liberty is through jury nullification. This practice, once widely accepted among Christian and early American jurists and lawyers, has been largely forgotten—until very recently. Thanks to the increasing interest in liberty, civic involvement, and the advance of individual rights, we […]
While to today’s mind it presents a nearly radical picture, the biblical teaching on war and military are the only proper place to find foundations for the topic, “National defense in a free society.” Indeed, the biblical direction is so opposite from what we have known and come to accept as normal, that were it not God’s Own Word, many Americans would refuse even to tolerate hearing it for a second. But hear it we must, because change we must.
I fully affirm Biblical eldership and authority. When we make such statements, however, we must define our terms. “Authority” defined by one person may be Biblical, while to another the same definition may be tyrannical. Overly-simplistic statements such as “this angry person rejects authority” or “those ornery neo-Recons hate elders” are not only fallacious and […]
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 […]