9 06, 2022

Biblical Doctrine of Government in Romans 13

2022-06-09T12:00:10-04:00June 9th, 2022|Featured, The State/Government|0 Comments

Stephen McDowell [This article is taken from the book, Ruling Over the Earth, A Biblical View of Civil Government] Paul’s writing in Romans 13 is perhaps the best-known passage of Scripture regarding civil government. He presents a clear overview of the doctrine of government in the first seven verses, showing that we are to be [...]

28 04, 2021

Public Prayer in American History

2021-10-11T11:57:55-04:00April 28th, 2021|Providential History, The State/Government|0 Comments

The First Prayer in Congress, September 1774 Stephen McDowell   Several years ago, a bill was introduced in Congress recommending—not requiring—Americans to observe a national day of prayer and fasting in response to various violent acts in America. It was voted on under special rules for non-controversial bills and thus needed a two-thirds [...]

24 02, 2021

Who Should Control Property, Government or the Family?

2021-02-24T15:23:47-05:00February 24th, 2021|Featured, The Marketplace (Business, economics, etc), The State/Government|0 Comments

  Stephen McDowell     The Bible teaches the idea of private property. While God created all things, and thus all property is His (Ps. 24:1-2), He gave to man the stewardship of His property (Ps. 115:6). The Eighth Commandment – “you shall not steal” (Ex. 20:15) – implies private property rights. The Tenth Commandment, [...]

1 02, 2021

Combating Lawlessness in America

2021-02-01T13:29:03-05:00February 1st, 2021|Featured, General Biblical Worldview, The State/Government|0 Comments

What We Can Do to Stop the Leftists from Hi-Jacking the Land of Liberty Stephen McDowell   America is under assault by those who oppose the foundational ideas upon which this nation was built. While claiming to uphold the Constitution, these secular humanists reveal by their actions that they oppose life, individual liberty, property rights, [...]

30 11, 2020

Civil Government and Man’s Conscience

2020-11-30T15:23:53-05:00November 30th, 2020|Featured, General Biblical Worldview, The State/Government|0 Comments

Jesus taught we are to render to Caesar (civil government) what belongs to Caesar, but we are not to render to Caesar what belongs to God. Our conscience belongs to God. Biblical civil government will not violate Christian conscience.   Stephen McDowell Over the past few generations, civil government in America has progressively [...]

11 11, 2020

The Mayflower Compact – Its Importance after 400 Years

2021-01-08T15:50:54-05:00November 11th, 2020|Historic Documents, The State/Government|0 Comments

  Stephen McDowell November 11 marks the 400th anniversary of the signing of the Mayflower Compact, one of the most significant of the founding political documents in America. It was written by a small group of English separatists seeking religious and civil freedom, who were undertaking the planting of a colony “for the Glory of [...]

26 05, 2020

Christian Principles and Structure in the Constitution

2020-05-26T14:26:09-04:00May 26th, 2020|Featured, The State/Government|0 Comments

Stephen McDowell The Founders saw man from a Christian perspective; that is, man is sinful and in a fallen state. As such, they were careful to construct a form of government that would not entrust man with too much power, knowing that sinful man will tend to abuse power. John Adams wrote: To expect self-denial [...]

14 04, 2020

Coronavirus and the Providence of God

2020-05-01T14:16:23-04:00April 14th, 2020|Featured, The State/Government|1 Comment

What can we learn from this pandemic?  By Stephen McDowell The world has been hit by an event unprecedented in our life time. An unseen microscopic enemy has altered normal activities throughout the nations. As a believer in the Providence of God and the progressive historical advancement of the Kingdom of God, I have been asking [...]

11 09, 2019

Our Biblical Duty to Learn about Government

2020-01-28T13:05:46-05:00September 11th, 2019|Featured, General Biblical Worldview, The State/Government|0 Comments

The following article is taken from the Introduction of the book by Stephen McDowell, Ruling Over the Earth, A Biblical View of Civil Government. Order a copy here.   The topic of civil government has been largely ignored by most of the evangelical community in the past century. Unlike in the previous centuries, especially during [...]

26 08, 2019

Limited Government

2020-04-24T11:51:45-04:00August 26th, 2019|The State/Government, Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Stephen McDowell This article is an excerpt from the book “Ruling Over the Earth, A Biblical View of Civil Government” by Stephen McDowell. Order a copy here.   What is the biblical perspective on the size of civil government? While some Christians argue for big government, the weight of biblical and historical evidence supports [...]