Political Revolution and Christianity
Christians have always debated over what it actually means to live rightly in light of government. In contemporary American politics, the situation could not be more relative and unprincipled. During the Bush years, conservative Christian republicans were throwing out Romans 13 left and right (but mostly left). In the era of Obama, suddenly almost any dissent is not merely acceptable but biblically commanded.
I wanted to make sure and call reader’s attention to several posts that have been going up at LibertarianChristians.com. How we as Christians think about political revolution says a lot about whether we are Christians who happen to be libertarian, or libertarians who happen to be Christians. Three posts in particular challenge us in how we think about revolution: rebellion against rulers in principle, rebellion against rulers at the founding of America and the possibility of future rebellion.