Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Participating in the Census - Ligonier Ministries Blog

Got my census form in the mail yesterday. Haven't opened it yet but it is in the stack with those things that require attention. I must admit that the impulse to chuck it did cross my mind, but only for a moment. What came to mind and stayed was Jesus' commendation "to render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's" (Luke 20:25).

Here is a nice piece written by R.C. Sproul Jr., (who must be moderating a bit). He writes...

Several years ago I wrote a short piece encouraging Christians, when faced with an intrusive state, to not so much push back, as remain firm. One could argue that just as Paul insisted that he receive his rights as a citizen of Rome, that we ought to insist on our rights. One could, on the other hand, argue that when Jesus calls us to go the second mile, this is precisely the kind of thing He had in mind, that even if the state has no Constitutional warrant to ask us anything beyond the number of people in our home, we ought to humbly and meekly comply.  
Read more here: Participating in the Census by R.C. Sproul Jr. Ligonier Ministries Blog

1 comment:

Phil said...

I can recall hearing RC Sproul Jr speaking at a conference shortly after the release of the film "Braveheart". Sproul spoke in glowing terms of William Wallace and hinting at his own desire to lead a band of brave men in some noble cause.

Now he writes an article like this? What on earth happened?