by Greg Baker, The Family Leader
Family Policy Alliance is proud to be allied with The Family Leader of Iowa.
Throughout history there has been a debate over the role of the Church as an institution when it comes to public policy. Does the Church even have a role to play in government?
The United States has largely bought into the motto of “separation of church and state,” but what does that practically mean?
According to the Bible, government is an institution established by God with the primary purpose to punish evil and praise those who do good. Yet how can government determine good and evil without God? Without the voice of the Church rightly proclaiming the truths of Scripture? To do its job successfully, the government needs the Church to fulfill the proper role of spiritual guide and counselor.