God’s sovereignty includes ownership of all His creation. Melchizedek, in blessing Abram, said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth (Gen. 14:19; cf. v. 22). The Bible continues the relationship between sovereignty and ownership by declaring to Israel that all the Earth is His (Ex. 19:5).
Like most Calvinists who converted from a background of Arminian evangelicalism, I experienced a profound wave of humility, freedom, and awe. I would like to share with you how those realities grew even greater for me as a Calvinist, and I would like to make you a FREE offer to help you get there, too. […]
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 […]
Perhaps you’ve heard of the latest Federal taxes imposed on tobacco. This unprecedented tax hike will fund health insurance for poor children, and will also help deter smoking as a public health measure. Sounds great as marketed to the public, but as a Christian, I vehemently oppose this nonsense, and I would like to tell you why, as a Christian, you should, too.
“Christian Socialism” developed in the mid- to late-1800s and promoted moderate forms of socialism at first. But even these proponents made the redistribution of property central to their pleas. For example, Edward H. Rogers, a carpenter, Methodist lay preacher, and member of the “Christian Labor Union” of Boston (1870s-80s), preached this way: “The church, he declared, ought to demand that wealth be managed for the common good of the people.… He asserted that the fulfillment of God’s will ‘on earth, as in heaven’ involved the equitable distribution of the products of labor.”