Monday, February 27, 2012

A Christian Manifesto - Dr. Francis Schaeffer

Selections from Dr. Schaeffer's book A Christian Manifesto

"Most fundamentally, our culture, society, government, and law are in the condition they are in, not because of a conspiracy, but because the church has forsaken its duty to be the salt of the culture." 
"The humanistic, material-energy world view intolerantly uses every form of force at its disposal to make its worldview the exclusive one taught in the schools." 
"God has ordained the state as a delegated authority; it is not autonomous. The state is to be an agent of justice, to restrain evil by punishing  the wrongdoer, and to protect the good in society. When it does the reverse, it has no proper authority."

"It is time we consciously realize that when any office commands what is contrary to God's Law it abrogates its authority. And our loyalty to the God who gave this law then requires that we make the appropriate response in that situation to such a tyrannical usurping of power."

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