The Wanderer

As I walked through the wilderness of this world …

Concerning “Christian government”

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A central tenet of a baptistic world view is the separation of church and state. While many denominational forms of Christianity are more than comfortable with a church/state partnership, Baptists have learned (often the hard way) through church history that when the government and the religion are friends, that friendship usually begets the suppression of religious freedom, which begets persecution of those that believe the only faith which is pleasing to God is faith that comes from the free exercise of religion. In short, even Christian governments eventually persecute Baptists.

Some vigorous, stimulating, and mainly accurate words over at the Cripplegate.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Tuesday 14 August 2012 at 15:07

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