A Life of Transformation From Politician to Good Samaritan - download pdf or read online

A Life of Transformation From Politician to Good Samaritan - download pdf or read online

By Thomas Schirrmacher and Kathleen "Wally" McCall

ISBN-10: 3928936689

ISBN-13: 9783928936682

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Not surprisingly, it leads Dr. , redress of adultery and homosexuality). It should be observed that evangelical ethicists of both politically conservative and politically liberal varieties have transgressed the principle that God’s law determines the limits of the state’s authority. Those with conservative leanings have tended to promote ethically commendable goals (sobriety regarding alcoholic beverages, restriction of smoking tobacco, intervention to curtail the geopolitical spread of Communism) by less than ethical means, calling upon the state to exercise its power of compulsion where no Biblical warrant for it can be cogently adduced.

The leader must also value those he would lead. A leader like George Patton or Robert E. Lee could demand (and receive) superhuman effort from their men because at a gut level those men knew they were not reviewed as just cannon fodder (even though it may turn out that way). Conversely, when the flock figures out the shepherd really doesn’t care all that much about their personal welfare, they scatter. The old adage “people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care (about them)” would have saved more than a few pastors the loss of their parish.

The Bible condemns “stopping the ears” and “hiding the eyes” (Proverbs 21:13; 28:27), not so subtle ways of remaining insensitive to the plight of the less fortunate around us. “The righteous takes knowledge of the cause of the poor” (Proverbs 29:7). Indeed, when he gives a dinner, he is acquainted with and able to invite the poor who cannot recompense him (Luke 14:12-14). Second, and most obviously, we are urged to show neighborly pity to the poor (cf. Proverbs 14:21) by giving generously to relieve their specific needs — making direct gifts to buy groceries or clothes, pay utility bills, underwrite medical treatment, etc.

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