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The Bible & Policy

Interesting, but I’m not sure I have any response to this:

Okay Jonah, I liked your article “What is a conservative?” from May 11th. However, I an evangelical Christian, disagree with you that Jesus doesn’t have any useful advice about how to fix Social Security. God, through the Bible, has given us all the knowledge we need to deal with all life’s issues social, political, etc. Let me give you a few quotes from the Bible (I prefer the New American Standard translation, but use whichever you prefer) for political topics:

Representative Government: Genesis 18:13-27

Employer rights and free market economy: Matthew 20:1-15

Welfare for those who won’t work: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13

Social Security/Welfare/Medicaid for those who can’t help themselves: Leviticus 19:9-10, Leviticus 23:22, James 2:15-16, I John 3:17-18, see also the book of Ruth… bottom line; it’s the job of the church, not government

Property ownership: Leviticus 25:23-31

Taxes: 2 Kings 23:35, 2 Chronicles 24:6, 2 Chronicles 24:9, 2 Chronicles 24:10, Matthew 22:17, 21, Mark 12:14,17, Luke 20:22,25

Gay Marriage: Genesis 2:20-24, I Corinthians 6:9

Death Penalty: Genesis 9:5-6

War: Ecclesiastes 3:3,7,8

Give me a topic, any topic, and I bet you that the Bible addresses it somewhere with God’s wisdom on how to handle it.

Kind Regards,


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