Ben Reaoch | Category: Culture
Today's post is Part 3 of a 4-part blog series on questions raised from the recent sermons on Romans 13:1-7 on the topic of "The Government is God's Servant."
You can read Part 1, "The Humanitarian Theory of Punishment" here and Part 2, "Abortion and Taxes" here.
R. C. Sproul writes this:
“A few years ago I read an article by Larry King in which he criticized the Christian community for its gross inconsistency. He complained that the Christian community protests abortion on demand while arguing in favor of capital punishment. Larry King said he would not support the Christian opposition to abortion until the church stops its support of capital punishment. I have never had the opportunity to tell Mr. King that there is no inconsistency here at all. There is a strong point of consistency behind both the church’s opposition to abortion and its support of capital punishment—the sanctity of human life. The principle that resounds on virtually every page of Scripture and reiterated emphatically by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount is that human life is so sacred that we must never take it with malice aforethought or for personal convenience.” (from his commentary on Romans, page 450)
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