When Governments Grab the Kids Reformation Church (OPC)
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While there are freedoms for the family jurisdiction, Kevin Swanson points out that the civil magistrate has a clear duty to prosecute serious physical abuse to the point of capital punishment, according to Exodus 21:22-25. This we take to be the general equity of the law applied to the magistrate.
Here is the definitive argument for parental rights against the modern governmental power grab. This sermon is particularly relevant as social services and government educational agencies have become increasingly aggressive in violating parental rights (especially in Europe and North America). Kevin Swanson calls for a return to biblical ethical standards, especially in the rising tyranny (and anarchical immorality) of the Western countries.
Excellent, excellent sermon! Yes, God's Law is our guide and rule for living.
First: Transgression of the Law is sin. We are not to continue in sin. Ergo: We are not to transgress the Law.
Second: The Law instructs us how to live. How could those who call Christ "Lord" not walk according to His instruction?
Third: God tells us that His Law is holy, just, righteous and perfect. How could we think differently - if our thinking is conformed to Christ's?
Yes, let us unabashedly and unhesitantly proclaim through words and actions that God's Law - the Law of liberty - is holy, just, righteous and perfect.
This is the answer to and antidote for the apostacy gripping the world; this is the wherewith for the discipling of the nations.
Amen, Kevin, amen!
Please continue to pray for those of us who live where one is not free to teach one's children at home.
Kevin Swanson has served as elder and pastor of Reformation Church, OPC since its inception. Kevin was raised on the mission field in Japan in the 1960's and 1970's. Together with his wife Brenda, they are bringing up five children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. He holds a...