"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

How to improve society, vote or preach the gospel?


This is not a depressing article. This is an ENCOURAGING article.

God's created order is supportive of MORAL methods of social improvement: cooperation and persuasion.

It is NOT supportive of IMMORAL methods of social improvement: force and coercion.

In fact, force and coercion are destructive of society.

You can't accomplish good ends by bad means without loading up bad effects further into the future.

I see this as very comforting and reinforcing of the biblical world view.

Naturally, preaching the Gospel of the State and the Republican party and Wars for Democracy isn't the same Gospel as the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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