What is legal plunder?

How collectivism leads to theft

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"Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Thus the beneficiaries are spared the shame, danger, and scruple which their acts would otherwise involve. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons, and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim — when he defends himself — as a criminal. In short, there is a legal plunder...

Is social justice biblical justice?

Two different perspectives on the nature of biblical justice and the social justice movement

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Social justice entails a philosophical theory that asserts dimensions to justice that impact politics, economics, civil and criminal law, and even theology. What does the Bible have to say about the precepts of the social justice movement.

Please join us for a great discussion by clicking the register button below. The event is free and a zoom link will be sent to registered attendees on the day of the event. We have 2 separate views to consider.

Matthew Jackson is 34 years old, he is a native of Fort Worth Texas, he currently resides in Hot Springs Arkansas and is working on two Masters degrees at Liberty University and Trinity College of the Bible & Theological Seminary while also working with At-Risk Youth. You can find his content on youtube at the Urban Christian Institute.

Mike Moses is the Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Administration at Harvest Bible Church in Westland, MI. He has an MDiv. & ThM from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. He lives in Michigan with his wife,two young sons with a 3rd on the way. Mike will be taking the position that social justice, as commonly practiced in our culture is not biblical. You can check out some examples of his published work on topics like intersectionality and transgenderism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does God Value Liberty?

How the fall and the book of Judges can answer this question.

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Does God value liberty?  There are two ways to answer this question. The first is with reason. Evil exists because God values free creatures that choose good (and therefore are capable of choosing evil) more than he values the absence of evil. The fall of man is evidence of this. God created man and gave him opportunity to choose freely. God values Liberty.

 

Censorship and the Christians

Is free speech a nicety that we stumbled on or does it derive from biblical principles

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Western society historically values the freedom of speech. The 1st ammendment is an expression of the innate right that humans have right to voice their values. Does this right derive from a biblical perspective or is it something that we arrived at thru other means.

We all value freedom of speech but where does it come from?

Steve Schlichter will be arguing that the freedom of speech is derived from man's delegation of the image of God and from biblical principles. He is an evangelical Christian and has 5 children with his wife, Jenni. As a libertarian, he seeks to demonstrate how the cause of liberty is consistent and necessary in a Christian worldview.

Gregory Richardson will take the position that while good, freedom of speech is not a Biblical principle per se.  Greg is also an evangelical Christian for over 40 years, he is happily married with 3 "children."  While a passionate lover of politics, he believes none of the 3 leading parties accurately encompass the Christian belief system. 

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Violence and Protection of Life

Including one's own

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Violence is a tool. It is not a hammer or screwdriver that goes in your toolbox for everyday use. It is a tool of last resort. It is behind the glass broken only in extreme circumstances. What are the appropriate circumstances? We always want to avoid violence but there are circumstances when violence is necessary.
 

The Qur'an and hadiths of Islam teach that violence is an appropriate tool for the propagation of religion. In contrast, the Hebrew conquest of Canaan was a period in which God-ordained violence occurred but the purpose of the conquest was not to gain converts. Later, Jesus and the entire New Testament make it very clear that violence must never be a tool for the Church to spread Christianity or the gospel message.   This brings us to the question of self-defense.

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