God & Government

by Charles Colson     |     Book Summary


Author: Charles Colson
Publisher: Zondervan
Date: 2007
Pages: 448

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


How does church and government relate to one another? Are they related at all, or should they be entirely separate? Can a Christian serve in political office? What is the role of the state? 

These questions are not merely theoretical. Raising any one of them in today’s society is likely to cause an argument or a scandal. They get to the heart of some of the most practical questions Christians and non-Christians have. Simply stated, how can a Christian be a good citizen of both the Kingdom of God and the kingdoms of man?

The answer is predicated on both the church and the state playing their God-ordained roles in society. Both are necessary, and when functioning correctly lead to a well-ordered society. 

When the church acts as emissaries of the Kingdom of God, properly living out the decrees of the King and focusing on encouraging people to worship the one true God, it serves its proper function in society. This, in turn, allows for the proper influence of the kingdoms of man.

When the state functions to promote justice and restrain evil, it serves its proper function and allows citizens to worship freely.





God & Government

by Charles Colson

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

AuthorCharles Colson
PublisherZondervan
Date2007
Pages448


Overview:

How does church and government relate to one another? Are they related at all, or should they be entirely separate? Can a Christian serve in political office? What is the role of the state? 

These questions are not merely theoretical. Raising any one of them in today’s society is likely to cause an argument or a scandal. They get to the heart of some of the most practical questions Christians and non-Christians have. Simply stated, how can a Christian be a good citizen of both the Kingdom of God and the kingdoms of man?

The answer is predicated on both the church and the state playing their God-ordained roles in society. Both are necessary, and when functioning correctly lead to a well-ordered society. 

When the church acts as emissaries of the Kingdom of God, properly living out the decrees of the King and focusing on encouraging people to worship the one true God, it serves its proper function in society. This, in turn, allows for the proper influence of the kingdoms of man.

When the state functions to promote justice and restrain evil, it serves its proper function and allows citizens to worship freely.




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