Larry Kirkpatrick

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Updating Assumptions on Church and State



Religious liberty leaders are operating on outdated assumptions about the church and state relation. Many presume a world in which government is the dispassionate, neutral arbiter between church and state. But a great gulf exists between the assumptions of that worldview, and the increasing movement toward totalitarianism in the 2020s. We are in a place of grave danger. The increasingly totalitarian manifestation seen in contemporary governments and rulers leaves no space for expression or even holding of conscientious viewpoints or practices which do not correspond to a prescribed narrative. Many well-meaning people remain unaware that they have overlaid mistaken assumptions onto Scripture.

A Different Time

Many operate under expectation that there are clearly demarcate...