Why Government Can't Save You
An Alternative to Political Activism
John F. MacArthur
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The Lord did not come as a political deliverer or social reformer. He did not rally supporters in a grandiose attempt to "capture the culture" for morality or greater political and religious freedom. Rather, His divine calling was to rescue the lost souls of individual men and women from sin and hell.
In Why Government Can't Save You: An Alternative to Political Activism, author John MacArthur illustrates through Scripture that, regardless of the numerous immoral, unjuust, and ungodly failures of secular government, believers are to pray and seek to influence the world for Christ by godly, selfless, and peaceful living under that authority, not by protests against the government or by acts of civil disobedience. Dr. MacArthur will explore these areas:
Christians' responsibility to authorityHow and why we should support our leadersHow to live righteously in a pagan cultureThe principle of paying taxesJesus' lessons on tax exemptionsThe biblical purpose of governmentThe principle and reasons for civil obedience.
"To devote all, or even most, of our time, energy, money, and strategy to putting a façade of morality on the world or the appearance of 'rightness' over our governmental and political institutions is to badly misunderstand our roles as Christians in a spiritually lost world." ?John MacArthur
- Category: Christianity
- Published: Sep 16, 2000
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Seller: HarperCollins
- Print Length: 208 Pages
- Language: English