Religion precedes politics, not vice versa

According to RationalWiki:

What about politics? How should I vote? Follow the issues and vote as your conscience tells you, of course…Politics is the sort of complex issue that should not be decided on a single factor, whether it be your religion, race or sexuality.

But RationalWiki wasn’t very convincing. Now compare that with R.J. Rushdoony’s more grounded view:

Behind all this is the question of authority: is it from God, or from man? If God is the sovereign authority over all things, then His law-word alone can govern all things. Religion, politics, economics, science, education, law and all things else must be under God, or they are in revolt!…

Contrary to the humanistic, democratic mood in religious thought today, Christianity is an authoritative faith. It is held, throughout all Scripture, that all human authority is derived or conferred (or falsely claimed) and is always subject to the sovereign and absolute authority of God and is always subject to the terms of His law-word.

Quote sources

  1. RationalWiki (2015). RationalWiki Atheism FAQ for the Newly Deconverted. Available http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/RationalWiki_Atheism_FAQ_for_the_Newly_Deconverted. Last accessed 9th May 2015.
  2. Rushdoony, R.J. (n.d.) The Heresy of Democracy with God. Chalcdeon Position Paper No. 6. Available http://www.ensignmessage.com/archives/democheresy.html. Last accessed 9th May 2015.
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