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Politics - According to the Bible by Wayne Grudem

 
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jlreynolds
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:51 am    Post subject: Politics - According to the Bible by Wayne Grudem Reply with quote

The eBook edition of this is available in a Kindle format:
http://www.amazon.com/Politics-According-Comprehensive-Understanding-ebook/dp/B0042FZX3S/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1351356206&sr=1-1&keywords=Wayne+Grudem

and also in the Olive Tree format:
http://olivetree.com/store/product.php?productid=17558&utm_source=Olive+Tree+Newsletter&utm_campaign=fa958cee0a-7_3_Baker_Boice_Promo6_27_2012&utm_medium=email&mc_cid=fa958cee0a&mc_eid=da7868aa3e
Currently both are $4.99.

I chose the Kindle format as I can use it on multiple devices and also my Kindle will read to me. This has proven to be a very beneficial feature to me as I seek to 'train' my brain to hear with the Cochlear Implant.

Thus far I have greatly enjoyed the book. The formatting is very well done with navigation links and more importantly the author seeks to base, as the title suggests, his conclusions on the Bible.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know whether I agree with this book or not - we shall see. That said, it is a needful subject these days. I haven't seen much written on the subject at all.

Most believers today seem to separate these two subjects completely from one another. Certainly, we are to do ALL for the glory of God - even in the voting booth.

Thanks for the heads up!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't expect to agree with everything he presents in 60+ chapters, and he states in the Introduction that he does not entertain such universal approval either.

Nevertheless, what I have thus far read has been enjoyable.

No doubt some will reject much or everything he presents simply based upon his using the ESV (which he was involved in) in the Scripture quotations. But that's their problem not mine.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a link to read the first chapter....

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/justintaylor/files/2010/09/Grudem-ch-1.pdf
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if you guys realize it, but when I was associated with the Reformed Baptists there was a controversy in associating with Grudem. though he does believe in sovereign grace. For one, he is a charismatic, and for another he is a continuist, as opposed to a cessationist when comes to God's Word.

Obviously, we can learn from anyone, even if it is Balaam's ass, but we need to be careful of heretics, and the possible unsettling of the unlearned.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another book that I thoroughly enjoyed reading in this similar genre is: Why Government Can't Save You by John MacArthur.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both those books sound interesting. Another book that looks at politics from a Biblical view is "Romans 13: The True Meaning Of Submission" written by Chuck Baldwin & Timothy Baldwin. http://www.amazon.com/ROMANS-13-TRUE-MEANING-SUBMISSION/dp/146287018X
I haven't read it yet myself though I've read quite a few articles by Chuck Baldwin before.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a hard copy of Grudem's book discussed here. Heard about it at a local non-partisan political activist meetup group I've been involved with. Bought it on the cheap through Alibris. Took it with me to a conference on "Understanding the Times" back in May of 2011 sponsored by Family Research Council and Watchmen on the Wall. Grudem was one of the speakers. Got him to sign my copy. Smile I think it is well outlined and a great reference. I think the first chapter is worth the Kindle price. The only negative reviews I've seen are from obvious leftists who scoffed at the biblical references and call it a mere Republican 101 Primer.
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