Christian Politics

by William O. Einwechter
There have been two basic stands concerning war among Christians and their particular church denominations: pacifism and just war. Pacifists declare that all war is evil and contrary to the principles of Jesus and the New Testament. Hence, Christian participation in war is forbidden. Just war adherents believe that a war may be just if it meets certain criteria. If the war is just, then a Christian may participate in it. The purpose of this article is to summarize and defend the just war position.
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by William O. Einwechter
David Gushee has written an insightful article on “The Palin Predicament” (USA Today, September 15, 2008) ) and asked some very cogent questions of evangelical leaders who espouse a “complementarian” view of the roles of men and women. Mr. Gushee points to the predicament of those who say that Sarah Palin is qualified to be the vice president of the United States, but is unqualified to lead her own household or serve in a leadership position in the church. However, Sarah Palin does not present a predicament to Christians who hold to full complementarianism. This article explains why.
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by William O. Einwechter
This essay seeks to answer the following questions: Does the example of Deborah establish the biblical propriety of female civil magistrates? Does it provide Christians with a biblical justification for their support of a woman for civil office?
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by William O. Einwechter
In our day, when someone hears the word “government” he almost invariably thinks of civil government. That such is the case indicates a loss of a Christian view of government, and the success of those who advocate the centrality of the state in the life of man. This article seeks to counteract this prevailing and dangerous view by sketching a Christian concept of government.
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by William O. Einwechter
The Hebrew Republic provides us with a model for framing a government and laws that are according to the will of God. Deuteronomy 16:18-20 is a foundational text for understanding the structure of the Hebrew Republic and the biblical model for civil government.
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by William O. Einwechter, June 30, 2011
By studying the creation order for men and women, we lay the foundation for understanding all that Scripture says on the subject of male and female roles and of their relationship to one another in every sphere of life: family, church, and state.
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by William O. Einwechter

With more and more women entering the political sphere and running for political office, the conscientious, biblically oriented Christian is confronted with the question of whether or not he should give his support and vote to a woman candidate.

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by William O. Einwechter

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth.

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by William O. Einwechter

The execution of two federal prisoners [2001] has reignited the smoldering fire of debate over the death penalty for murder here in the United States. As the debate has progressed, the fuzziness in the thinking of proponents on both sides has been apparent.

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by William O. Einwechter

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves (Matt. 10:16).

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