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Gary continues speaking on the cultural muzzling of Christians.

The study of any subject must be placed within the limits of a biblical worldview. The third principle of the Biblical covenant is that God lays down the law to man. Man is supposed to exercise dominion by means of biblical law. To speak of justice, or anything else for that matter, as isolated from a biblical covenantal structure, is to lead us into a sea of ethical subjectivity. A recent example of such a quest for Bible-less law is the revival in some Christian and conservative political circles of a “natural law ethic” as a substitute for biblical law. (Humanist legal scholars do not take this revival seriously since they fully understand that Darwinian evolutionary thought destroyed any concept of humanistic natural law. Man makes his own rules in today’s post-Darwin world.)

There is no neutrality in making laws. A law says one thing is right or wrong. This inevitably infringes on someone’s money, lifestyle, or dreams. Who wins, who loses? If humanist man has his way, God will lose, as will all those who stand with God. When autonomous man’s law prevails, we can expect God’s law to be invalidated (Mark 7:8, 13).

Satan attacked God on the basis of His law: “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden?”’ (Gen. 3:1). He appealed to Adam and Eve to be a law unto themselves—to “be like God” (3:5). Even the devil knew there was no neutrality.

The appeal today is to ethical pluralism, everyone doing what is right in his own eyes (Judges 17:6). The God of Scripture has spoken, but so has the god of convenience, the god of tolerance, the god of expediency, the god of majority opinion, the god of experience, and the god of any other ethical system that seeks to be a part of America’s legal mainstream.

Gary continues speaking on the muzzling of Christians. Evangelicals in particular, are targeted as being political by the Left, although this is seldom the actual case. Evangelicals should be political to the extent that the Bible speaks about political issues (which it clearly does), but this doesn’t define them as being “political.”

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Liberty at Risk

Liberty at Risk

Without a proper understanding of civil government’s biblical function and limited jurisdiction, Christians can be trapped into believing that civil government should promote policies beyond its designed purpose as long as they are for “the good of the people.” This reasoning can lead many to choose security no matter what the cost to liberty.


Author: Gary DeMar

Gary—who served as President of American Vision for thirty-five years—is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. Author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles, he has been featured by nearly every major news media outlet. Gary also has hosted The Gary DeMar Show, History Unwrapped, and the Gary DeMar’s Vantage Point Webshow and is a regular contributor to AmericanVision.org. Gary has lived in the Atlanta area since 1979 with his wife, Carol. They have two married sons and are enjoying being grandparents. Gary and Carol are members of Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA).


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