Can government legislate sin?
I wrote an editorial for this week’s edition of the Biblical Recorder that raises some questions about the role of government in tackling the sin problem. The subject is much larger than I can adequately describe in an 800-word editorial. But I hope my comments will prompt further discussion.
One of government’s roles is to maintain social order. To do so requires certain basic moral standards. One of my concerns is that government in the United States has chosen the wrong moral standards as the foundation for law. Furthermore, lawmakers have been too selective with the evils they address.
Is the government taking a stronger position in defining morality for us? Is the New Testament church abdicating our moral responsibility to politicians? As government grows stronger and the church grows smaller, it is extremely important that Christians stand strong and hold our ground.
As always, there are some great stories that deserve your attention this week – the status of the Boy Scouts’ position on homosexuality, the phenomenal growth of Southeastern Seminary, and other newsworthy items. Read the Biblical Recorder to stay informed.
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