America's Burgeoning Imperial Presidency

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Opinion Column by Chuck Baldwin
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Read what follows, and notice how much it tracks with the spirit of America's evangelical pastors and churches today:  

[A leader of this country] . . . claimed to have had a conversion experience to Christianity while visiting in the home of some pietistic friends. But he was faced with the realization that as a political statesman he had to violate the moral principles that governed his private behavior as a Christian. He reasoned that when acting as a servant of the state, a man was not bound by the same morality he should have as an individual. The state, it was argued, should not be judged according to conventional law because its responsibilities went beyond ordinary human values.

Paul's teaching that we should be subject to political authorities was emphasized (Romans 13:1-2). The laws of the state were to be obeyed without asking for a moral rationale for what one was commanded to do. As [one leader]
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