The best way to do justice is to follow Scripture and pursue actual justice. The CRC can and should get involved in politics, but only within the context of the following three criteria.
Bedtime prayers with my 6 and 3-year-old sons had led to a discussion about Alfie Evans, hope, the value of life, and freedom. Afterward, I reflected on the question: What should the CRC as a denomination be speaking out about?
Does the Bible contain the 2nd Amendment principle, "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed?"
I saw the words "justice" and "equality" on the handouts my six-year-old son had brought home from school. He didn't know what "justice" meant. In truth, many grown-ups also have a hard time defining justice.
Try to think of a single Bible verse that says our words and deeds toward issues of justice should be governed by our emotions.
The answers to those questions depend on how you define those terms.
If we ask clearer questions, perhaps we can arrive at clearer answers...
Should individual Christians get...
Hi Kris. I'm glad to see someone from OSJ participating in the conversation. You're always welcome to give input!
Would you say that OSJ's positions on the Farm Bill, DACA, and the Paris...
Great question, Jenny. Ecclesiastical issues are those issues that fall objectively within the sphere of church authority and the core doctrines of the Christian church. Thus, a country's...
Regarding immigration law:
I thought you said Jesus supported open borders, correct?
Or are you arguing from silence, saying that Jesus did not say anything about borders one way or...
Thanks for clarifying, Nick.
The priesthood of all believers is a crucial aspect of our Reformed faith. Those who are paid for their work by the CRC have no...
Yes! Holy cow, thank you. You know me...I'm such an ecumenical guy I can't help but confuse the two words.
Nick, thanks for contributing this thought-provoking blog to the discussion.
If I could summarize:
- You interpret Scripture and the teachings of Jesus to favor open borders and the...
Thanks for your input, Doug!
I would offer that your #4 falls into my #3. If government specifically targets the freedom of churches, or tries to impose taxes on them, an overwhelming...
There are 3 instances where denominational employees should be allowed to take a particular political position:
1) Whether Scripture specifically states which position to take (example:...
Now I'm the one who is asking, "How could you arrive at your idea from reading the Book of Esther?"
You say the principles found in Esther "make a good argument for countries to arm...posted on: Esther and the 2nd Amendment