Is civil government a blessing — a gift of God, to be participated in, supported and sustained? Or is government evil and a tool of the devil? Is the world itself — our family, job, and communities — evil to be avoided? Or are the things of the world for Christians too, to be used in god-pleasing ways? Hear about the purpose of government and the Christian’s relationship to it, the attitude of the Reformers toward service in civil government, if a Christian can be part of a government that is corrupt, and how every Christian shows Christian love and genuine good works.
Rev. Dr. Adam Koontz, Assistant Professor of Exegetical Theology and Director of Field Education at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN, joins host Rev. Sean Smith to discuss Civil Government in Article XVI of the Augsburg Confession.
Study the Lutheran Confession of Faith found in the Book of Concord with lively discussions led by host Rev. Sean Smith and guest LCMS pastors. Join us as these Christ-confessing Concordians read through and discuss the Book of Concord and Confessional topics in order to gain a deeper understanding of our Lutheran faith and daily application in our vocations.
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