Monday, April 21, 2014

God & Caesar: Christian Faith & Political Action by John Eidsmoe



5 of 5 stars  *****

I thoroughly enjoy John Eidsmoe's style in writing this book as he applies scripture to today's social problems. Without condemning anyone, John logically and intelligently states a case from a humanistic point of view and then a Biblical one. He backs his opinions with sound historical evidence and moral conviction. I quote and share a few of his comments: 

“The framers were realists; they recognized that the best constitution in the world could be distorted and destroyed by men determined to do so.” 

Source of national strength. By providing leadership, guidance, restraint, security, and values, the family unit promotes the greatness of the nation. Should the family fail in these responsibilities, the nation will suffer as a result.” 

“A graduate can be academically excellent but morally and spiritually bankrupt. We need to consider these dimensions in education as well.”