• Civil Government

  • Its Origin, Mission, and Destiny, and the Christian's Relation to It
  • By: David Lipscomb
  • Narrated by: Daniel Polonka
  • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-11-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Listen and Think Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This book is important but neglected classic in moral philosophy and political economy. Originally published as a series of articles in the Gospel Advocate from 1866 to 1867, this is a very significant work on the Christian's relation to civil government by the prominent Church of Christ minister David Lipscomb (1831-1917). Anticipating the arguments of modern libertarian political philosophers, Lipscomb presents a biblical view of a voluntary society. He questions the idea that governments are created for the public good and argues that peaceful civilization is not dependent on the state. Christians should not participate in politics but should attempt to persuade people to follow the laws of God rather than using force. This reprint edition includes a foreword by Professor Edward P. Stringham of San Jose State University.
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5 out of 5 stars
By jessie on 07-16-18

Christian Anarchist here

If you want my views on government, read this book. Christians, throughout history are called to deny even government and to follow christ. There is no salvation in this world. The author is clear and thourgh, introducing complex ideas in a comprehensive manner. The narrator, has an excellent voice and reads, maybe a little too fast, but good enough pace. Over all I really enjoyed this title, and will be buying paperback version to keep right next to my bible.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Douglas Morton on 04-06-18

A rare voice among Christians.

Lipscomb easily defeats the typical political conservative's opinions through biblical scripture. Leftists will also be convicted.

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