Politics According to the Bible–Special Groups

Posted: January 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

Wayne Grudem covers a dizzying array of topics in Chapter 15 of his new book Politics According to the Bible (Zondervan 2010).  Grudem turns once again to Romans 13 and argues from v.4 that if government’s job is to do good then it should take a hard look at policies ranging from regulations (there are too many that cost businesses too much that pass them on to the consumer, which hurts the poor hardest) to earmarks which promote wasteful spending to quotas that discriminate and don’t fix the underlying problem of racism, sexism. etc. All of Grudem’s policy suggestions are conservative but, as I’ve added in the parenthesis above, they are ones that, despite what the left tells you, generally benefit the poor.  I think Grudem should have hit that point harder but I understand he can’t say everything.

In the end, Grudem is pleading with lawmakers to legislate for the good of all people using objective data and studying history critically rather than toe the liberal line, which has produced nothing short of a bureaucratic mess, which drives jobs overseas and I agree wholeheartedly.

Tomorrow, a few concluding observations then I’ll turn to blogging through Carl F.H. Henry’s 6-volume masterpiece God, Revelation and Authority. 

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