Thursday, June 6, 2013

Statism or Anarchism

“The balance of earthly sovereignties between the one (the State or church) and the many (individuals, voluntary associations) is mandatory if we are to preserve both freedom and order. The Bible tells us that God is both one and many, one Being yet three Persons. His creation reflects this unity and diversity. Our social and political institutions are to reflect this. We are to seek neither total unity (statism) nor total diversity (anarchism). Biblical law provides us with guidelines by which we may achieve a balanced social order. We must take biblical law seriously” (Gary North, Wealth and Poverty: Four Christian Views of Economics, 1984, p. 57).

Note: It was originally posted and mirrored in Acts of the New Commonwealth last March 27, 2013.