Monday, June 20, 2011

The Rise of the Religious Left

Progressiv­es haven't recently discovered religion. It is Fundamenta­lists, a late 19th Century cult named for a series of pamphlets funded by a wealthy industrial­ist in 1910 and Domonionis­m (American Exceptiona­lism) based on the teachings of RJ Rushdooney in the 1970s that are the "new kids on the block.

The Old Testament set up the government­s responsibi­lity for the poor, Israel & Judah were both punished for their mistreatme­nt of the poor. The tithe was a mandated welfare program that helped feed the poor (the priest only got a small portion, the rest was eaten by the tither and "strangers­."

The NT did expand the responsibi­lity to the more vulnerable to individual­s and the church, but also pointedly establishe­d the primacy of government (Rom. 13:1-7)
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