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Gary discusses the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade and what it means and what comes next.

As citizens of political jurisdictions, Christians must submit themselves to those who rule because God has established the civil realm by His own sovereign will (Rom. 13:1). Keep in mind, however, that civil authorities are not absolute in the way they exercise their authority since they are bound by what’s good and evil. Governors do not have the right or authority to define what’s good and evil.


Rulers should not be cursed by the people: “You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people” (Ex. 22:28; cf. Rom. 13:1). This does not mean, however, that the sinful practices and policies of rulers either represent God or should go unnoticed and therefore unchallenged (cf. Mark 6:18). Moreover, Christian citizens are under obligation to disobey those laws that prohibit worship and the proclamation of the gospel (Dan. 3; Acts 4:18; 5:29). In addition, a law that forces people to assent to immoral acts must also be disobeyed (Ex. 1:15–22). Jesus made it clear that evil rulers must be exposed publicly as evil rulers (cf. Luke 13:32).

In the Old Testament, priests and judges who were experts in the law of God instructed the king on how he should apply the details of the law to various civil issues (Deut. 17:8–12, 18–20). Unfortunately, the church no longer sees its calling as prophetic. Of course, there are those in the civil sphere who despise the absolutes of God’s Word and anyone who would hold them accountable.

Gary discusses the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade and what it means and what comes next. Christians must be involved in every area of life—from womb to tomb—and be ready to give both spiritual and physical help where it’s needed. In order to be ready, there must be preparation and a strategy.

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Restoring the Foundation of Civilization

Restoring the Foundation of Civilization

There are many Christians who will not participate in civilization-building efforts that include economics, journalism, politics, education, and science because they believe (or have been taught to believe) these areas of thought are outside the realm of what constitutes a Christian worldview. Nothing could be further from the truth.


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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