The Christian Right and the State

“The entire medieval and Protestant tradition is anti-Statist, and that includes, as Augustine taught us, the view that the State is the least important institution among Church, State, and Family. Yet, the great irony of the Christian Right is that though their families are often messes and their churches splintering, they think they have the wisdom to wield the sword. In search of ‘real change,’ they charge out to conquer the institution that is most impotent in actually bringing it about. We haven’t changed much from our ancient Israelite brothers. We want a king or a sword just like everybody else. We don’t understand how God has structured the world, how real change occurs.” – Douglas Jones & Douglas Wilson, “Angels in the Architecture: A Protestant Vision for Middle Earth.”

{HT: Tim Bloedow}

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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