The Christian State; A Political Vision Of Christ A Course Of Six Lectures Delivered In Churches In…

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byGeorge Davis Herron

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... III. THE CHRISTIAN STATE THE SOCIAL REALIZATION OF DEMOCRACY. The work of the Christian apostle is not to create a new social order, but to discover and interpret the divine order that has been the government of human life from its beginning. Men are seeking to construct a juster society; but the order of absolute justice was established in the sacrifice of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Men are looking for the kingdom of God, and would hasten its coming; but the kingdom of our God has come, and the authority of his Christ is here, judging and ruling the nations. There has been no other government of the world, no other order of society among men, than the kingdom of God; all else has been disorder and anarchy. The social difficulties and perplexities that threaten and baffle, the political strain that our institutions are not ready to meet, are the fruits of our forgetfulness, disobedience, and unbelief toward the real government of God in which we live. The saving work to be done is the renewal of our faith in the divine order; the quickening of our sense of its presence and power; the revealing to our minds of its justice and peace. The true science of society will discover and interpret the social forces of the kingdom of heaven that is on the earth, and apply them to our disturbed social conditions. A Christian political philosophy will teach us how to translate Christ's law of sacrifice into economic association and political organization, into the statutes of the state; so that the state shall become the visible incarnation and expression of the invisible divine government of the world which Jesus made known and established anew. The political realization will be a pure democracy. Christianity can realize itself in a social order only throug...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... III. THE CHRISTIAN STATE THE SOCIAL REALIZATION OF DEMOCRACY. The work of the Christian apostle is not to create a new social order, but ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217577725

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