Last week, we discussed the issue of sovereignty and what it means for modern Christianity. We made the assertion that much of what passes for Christianity these days is nothing more than baptized statism, i.e. 21st century Christianity has less of a problem with an omnipotent government than they do with an omnipotent God. Similar to the church in Ephesus (Revelation 2:4), American Christianity has “left its first love.” Rather than viewing the Church as the change-agent for modern civilization, we have traded away our ecclesiastical birthright for a steaming pile of tax-exempt pottage. The governmental usurper willingly took over the church’s divinely-given task of caring for the “widows and orphans,” thereby becoming their “Daddy.” The government never had to take away forcibly one inch of sovereignty; the church more than willingly handed it over.

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