In Wayne Grudem’s ground - breaking book, Politics: According to the Bible, he rejects five mistaken views about Christian influence on politics and proposes a better alternative: “significant Christian influence on government.” Then he explains the Bible’s teachings about the purpose of civil government and the characteristics of good or bad government. Does the Bible support some form of democracy? Should judges and the courts hold the ultimate power in a nation?
With respect to specific political issues, Grudem argues that most people’s political views depend on deep-seated assumptions about several basic moral and even theological questions, such as whether God exists, whether absolute moral standards can be known, whether there is good and evil in each person’s heart, whether people should be accountable for their good and bad choices, whether property should belong to individuals or to society, and whether the purpose of the earth’s resources is to bring benefit to mankind. After addressing these foundational questions, Grudem provides a thoughtful, carefully-reasoned analysis of over 50 specific issues dealing with the protections of life, marriage, the family and children, economic issues and taxation, the environment, national defense, relationships to other nations, freedom of speech and religion, quotas and special interests. The principles discussed are relevant for any nation.
Wayne Grudem is on Scottsdale Bible’s Council of Elders and teaches our Christian Essentials enrichment class. Since 2001, he has been Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies at Phoenix Seminary. Politics: According to the Bible is currently available now on Amazon.
(Source - Scottsdale Bible Monthly Compass)
Fox Interview with Dr. Wayne Grudem on his book