God and Caesar
Election years are an amazing time in American politics. We often ask – can we put faith in politicians? In our government? Who we can trust? As Christians, we are really dual citizens. We are citizens of the kingdom of God and citizens of the kingdom of man. Sometimes we see these kingdoms in conflict with one another. Chuck Colson describes the outcome: “Both the City of God and the city of man are vital to society – and they must remain in delicate balance. ‘All human history and culture,’ one historian observed, ‘may be viewed as the interplay of the competing values of these…two cities’; and wherever they are out of balance, the public good suffers.” How do we live as a Christian among these two kingdoms? How do we find the right balance for the public good? We will explore the Bible’s perspective on God and government.
Chuck Colsen, God and Government
John Eidsmoe, God and Caesar: Christian Faith and Political Action
Wayne Grudem, Politics – According to the Bible: A Comprehensive Resource for Understanding Modern Political Issues in Light of Scripture