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I had a great day Saturday (4/14) at Richmond Tea Party’s Celebrate Liberty event, kicking off the launch of my latest book, Saving America: A Christian Perspective of the Tea Party Movement. A lot of attendees bought one or multiple copies, and if I learned anything, it’s that people are hungry for the message of limited government from a Christian standpoint. In fact, one person who got my book Saturday had finished by Monday and requested an additional ten copies.
Another person at the event challenged me, though, asking if I think the main message of the Bible is political. The answer, of course, is NO! The Bible isn’t political in any way — it is a book of Truth. God’s Truth. And Truth carries no partisan baggage. That’s a key point I make throughout Saving America, explaining that my Tea Party service has nothing to do with politics (I’m an independent) and everything to do with right and wrong.
What the Bible does speak extensively on, though, is the earthly institution of government. Much of the Bible chronicles the oppression that a Big Government — often represented by the monarchial system — makes possible, even when it’s comprised of individuals who should know better. For Example, King David — known as “a man after God’s own heart” — used his position of authority to commit adultery and murder.
A limited government without centralized power, by contrast, has no such ability to oppress its citizens. If Christians want to be champions of “the least of these,” they will together demand and work toward an immediate dismantling of the corrupt Big-Government power structure that both political parties have spent many decades building in America.
I think Christians do want to be those champions. They are ready to understand and advance the biblical case for limited government. And it’s my purpose to help equip them.