On Twitter, I sometimes get dragged into the occasional debate about why we need a government with “Christian values.” Now, at one level, yes, I like the idea of an elected government that promotes ideals and values congruent with the Christian religion. Let me say too, that I believe Christians can serve in elected office and in public service. Also, Christians can and should advocate for things they believe in and value as it pertains to creating a better society.
I’m convinced! I think you explained it well.
I think you are correct. Separation is not really a "hard" separation, but interaction must be done properly. We can't turn the state into the church.
I think this makes sense and I agree. I believe your line of thinking and argument could be helpful for Christians in the States that argue over Inerrancy. Because no one agrees who gets to define what inerrancy means.
Thanks Dr Bird! You are the best!
Of course I agree with what you wrote, Dr. Bird. It’s all about the church becoming imperial, and in the United States Trump is Constantine.
What saddens me is that there are Christians have forgotten that the Christian hope is the resurrection of the saints and the coming reign of God through his Son. Instead, they have become hungry for power through worldly politics.
Michael, this is one of the best summaries I’ve read on this topic. Great job, and thank you.
Depending on whether the "Christian values" in question are complementarian or egalitarian, women might end up very restricted re what they could do. I'm a woman, but I've always struggled with traditional female activities. E.g. I can cook well enough to feed myself but when it comes to catering for others, I'm absolutely out of my depth. From quite an early age, I'd figured that permissible activities for girls were uninteresting. So the though of being restricted to stuff I can't do well, and not allowed to do the things I'm good at ... well, I'm glad I don't need to deal with that.