Ch 3, Lipscomb, Civil Government, 1913

In the 19th century, many men in the church held offices as elected officials in the government. David Lipscomb was opposed to this practice. Chapter 3 of his Civil Government considers 8 individuals in the Bible who are alleged to be examples of godly men whose lives justify the Christian’s participation in civil government—Daniel, Joseph, Matthew, the Ethiopian Nobleman, Cornelius, the Philippian Jailor, Erastus, and Paul. In chapter 3 Lipscomb argues that none of these biblical personalities serve as examples for such participation. Listen to his reasoning here…

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A young David Lipscomb below.

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