“We have to choose between the sovereignty of man and the sovereignty of God. Reject sovereignty by the grace of God and you are left with nothing but radicalism…. There is no other option: you can have anarchy and servitude as the products of a social contract, or you can find the source of rights and liberty in the absolute and beneficial authority of God.” ~From Groen van Prinsterer’s Christian Political Action in an Age of Revolution
Liberty, equality, fraternity! These words rang out in 1789 as the French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille. However, more than the end of French monarchy, this revolution was a full-scale revolt against God, law, and anything that restrains autonomous man. And the revolution continues to this day. Van Prinsterer was a Dutch Calvinist who saw where the French Revolution had led European and American culture. His book is an eloquent defense of how the Gospel is the only solution to modern radicalism and of how Christians can and should participate in the realm of politics.
“Our world is careening toward Armageddon, as the forces of autonomous man demand ever more control of and sovereignty over all of life, public and private, family and church, reaching even to the level of thought and conscience. The sooner Christians wake up to this fundamental reality, the sooner they will allow themselves to be used by God, as witnesses, prophets, and martyrs, in the midst of a wicked and perverse generation.” ~From the Introduction
THE CHRISTIAN HERITAGE SERIES: The authors in the Christian Heritage Series paid a high price for the words you see before you. Not all paid with blood, but each spent his life fighting for the truth. This faithful sacrifice has become a rich inheritance for the Church in our day, even though it is often neglected. The Christian Heritage Series aims to put these important theological classics on every Christian’s bookshelf in colorful, well-crafted, and affordable volumes, with introductions written by those that love the books and their heritage.
AUTHOR: Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer
TRANSLATOR: Colin Wright
INTRODUCTION: Wordbridge Publishing
PAGE COUNT: 186 pages
ISBN 10: 1957905123
PUB. DATE: January 31, 2023
Great, short read.
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