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Why Government Can't Save You

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Though the Lord relentlessly proclaimed the law of God, He did not come as a political deliverer or social reformer. He did not issue a call for changes, even by peaceful means. Nor did Jesus rally supporters in a grandiose attempt to “capture the culture” for morality or greater political and religious freedoms. Rather, His divine calling was to rescue the lost souls of individual men and women from sin and hell.

A certain amount of healthy and balanced concern about current trends in government and the community is acceptable, as long as we realize that such interest is not vital to our spiritual lives, our righteous testimony or the advancement of the kingdom of Christ. Above all, the believer’s political involvement should never displace the priority of preaching and teaching the gospel because the morality and righteousness that God seeks is the result of salvation and sanctification.

—John MacArthur

In Why Government Can’t Save You (An Alternative to Political Activism), author John MacArthur illustrates through Scripture that, regardless of the numerous immoral, unjust, and ungodly failures of secular government, believers are to pray and seek to influence the world for Christ by godly, selfless, and peaceful living under that authority, not by protests against the government or by acts of civil disobedience. Dr. MacArthur will explore these areas:

  • Christians’ Responsibility to authority
  • How and why to support our leaders
  • How to live righteously in a pagan culture
  • The principle of paying taxes
  • Jesus’ lessons on tax exemptions
  • The biblical purpose of government
  • The principle and reasons for civil obedience
To devote all, or even most, or our time, energy, money, and strategy to putting a facade of morality on the world or the appearance of ‘rightness’ over our governmental and political institutions is to badly misunderstand our roles as Christians in a spiritually lost world.

—John MacArthur

In this book find out your Christian responsibility to government and political causes.

Abortion. Gun control. Gay rights. Welfare reform. School prayer. Today’s political arena has become a minefield of emotionally charged issues.

As a citizen of heaven living as a citizen on earth, how should you respond? Is political involvement the most effective way to change society? Should changing society be the driving purpose behind the church?

Why Government Can’t Save You answers those questions and more. You’ll learn what Scripture says about the Christian and politics as you discover the radical role you do play in transforming the culture.

Wait! For an even more extensive MacArthur collection, be sure to also purchase the MacArthur's NT Commentaries Collection 9 (28 Vols.).

  • Title: Why Government Can’t Save You: An Alternative to Political Activism
  • Author: John F. MacArthur
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Print Publication Date: 2000
  • Logos Release Date: 2008
  • Pages: 190
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Christianity and politics
  • ISBNs: 9781418565947, 9780849955556
  • Resource ID: LLS:GOVNOSAVE
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-07-02T18:40:49Z
John F. MacArthur

John MacArthur (b. 1939) is a Calvinist theologian, author, editor, and teacher. He is a popular conference speaker and the president of both The Master's College and The Master's Seminary. He has also served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969. Best known for his expository exegesis of the Bible, Logos has collected more than 3,000 of his sermons in the John MacArthur Sermon Archive and offers the complete MacArthur New Testament Commentary.

MacArthur’s pulpit ministry extends around the globe through his media ministry, Grace to You. In addition to producing daily radio programs for nearly 2,000 English and Spanish radio outlets worldwide, Grace to You distributes books, software, and CDs by John MacArthur. He has written hundreds of books and study guides, including the bestselling John MacArthur Essential Bible Study Library and the MacArthur Study Bible. He is also the author of notable titles like Different by Design and Twelve Ordinary Men.


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