The Right to Live a Quiet and Peacable Life

Michael Gallaugher linked to a group called Christian Exodus. Looks like it is similar to the Free State Project, except it seeks to secede from the union and establish a Christian nation.

I think this is a bad idea. For starters, Christian Exodus overstates the problem. But the bigger problem is that it expects more political action from Christians than I’m convinced is Biblical.

We talk a lot about a culture war. But there is a much more modest Biblical view of success here:

1 Timothy 2:1-2 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

We may fight a culture war, but Paul here seems to be happy with just being left alone. Sometimes I wonder if that’s not a better course.

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One Response to The Right to Live a Quiet and Peacable Life

  1. My first trackback – thanks. I hear you here…the term “culture war” may not have been the best way for me to classify the struggle we’ve had in the last 20 years, as it apparently a close cousin to rebellion. The “culture war” that Christians have been fighting to date is exersising the free speech and diplomatic tools afforded us by the liberty God has given us…and it’s our duty to vote, petition each other, pray for our leaders, and rebuke/instruct our fellow man to promote Godliness in our land. This is a peaceful effort, not rebellion..

    However, I would classify the Christian Exodus movement as a form of rebellion, that’s not Biblical or a good witness.

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