Is It Wrong For a Christian to Defend Their Rights?

Posted: October 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

In the last few weeks we have seen pastors in Houston being demanded to turn over sermons relating to their disapproval of policies put forward that go against God’s word and a chapel being threatened with imprisonment for not agreeing to marry a same-sex couple. With these threats against religious liberty and with the state stepping into an area that is outside their jurisdiction according to God, we should rightly ask the question, “How should we respond?” Should a Christian defend their rights or would that go against the peacemaking, “turn the other cheek” ethic we are called to live with in this life?

Pastor Kevin DeYoung tackles this question by looking at the book of Acts and how the Apostle Paul models relating to the state in issues like these. It would be well worth your time to read and think through this issue as it is likely this is just the birth pangs of religious liberty being redefined and eroding in a culture that is becoming increasingly hostile to the Christian faith.

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