Why Rulers Promote a Pietistic Form of Christianity by Pastor Matt Trewhella Pietism was a movement which originated in the late 17th century. Pietists believe Christianity or God’s Law has […]
American Christianity not only has no desire to see the law of God fleshed out in American jurisprudence – it is literally incapable of doing so. Christian men of old saw things far differently. They Believed the civil authorities should “kiss the Son, lest He be angry” (Psalm 2:10-12). They understood that the law of God in society was needed, and that civil government was suppose to be a picture of God’s justice and glory in the earth, causing men to consider matters of eternal salvation.
Matt Trewhella revisited the Lesser-Magistrate Doctrine to hone in on the importance of it in Pro-Life work. The Lesser Magistrate Doctrine and how it relates to the lower civil authorities- specifically, law enforcement, is discussed. He contrasts good law enforcement officers and bad law enforcement officers, and explains the role and duty of the police in relation to the injustices in our society.
Many Christians have attacked our efforts on behalf of the preborn over the years. This happens because much of American Christianity is rooted in Pietism. Pietism thinks that Christianity only affects the inward or the personal. The Pietist believes Christianity should be a private matter and should withdraw from the public square and public policy. Nothing could be further from the truth.