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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Christian Education / Adult
  • Language:English
  • Pages:108
  • eBook ISBN:9798350927887
  • Paperback ISBN:9798891458055

Biblical Citizenship

A Vital Calling for the Saints in America

by Keith Downey

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Overview
This bible-based study guide provides lesson material and discussion questions covering: God's design for freedom, government, and citizenship; our system of government and what's gone wrong; the role of the church, families, and individual Christians; practical ways that faithful citizens can participate and make a difference.  For group study and discussion, or individual study.
Description

This study guide provides first a scriptural understanding of citizenship, and second, practical insights to help Christians faithfully participate as citizens of the United States.

The focus is on God's revealed will for ordering our earthly lives and administering human affairs. Glimpses in the Old Testament combined with the full revelation of the New Testament provide important principles and instruction regarding freedom, government, and citizenship.

From that scriptural vantage point, the study evaluates the founding principles of our own form of government, diagnoses what is happening today in our society, and identifies the ways that churches, pastors, families, and individual Christians can and should faithfully participate.

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: What the Bible says about freedom, government, and citizenship - Part 1

Lesson 2: What the Bible says about freedom, government, and citizenship - Part 2

Lesson 3: Ordered Liberty: the founding principles of our form of government - is it biblical?

Lesson 4: "A Republic, if you can keep it" - the role of the church, pastors, and families

Lesson 5: The Christian U.S. citizen

Lesson 6: Political, economic, and cultural angles of attack against God

Lesson 7: The Christian and politics: Ways to engage

Lesson 8: The Christian response to tyranny

About the author
Keith Downey brings a unique background to this study and as the founder and Director of the Big Sky Center for Biblical Citizenship, an organization dedicated to promoting biblical citizenship and helping people faithfully participate. Keith was part of planting a church on the campus of the University of Wisconsin. He was a businessman and a management consultant for state and local government operations. And in his time in politics in Minnesota, Keith was a state legislator, state party chairman, and candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor. These very practical experiences shape the study and the Big Sky Center's purpose and ideas for faithfully and successfully engaging in the public square.