The State in the New Testament

The State in the New Testament

The State in the New Testament

The State in the New Testament

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The New Testament cannot be used directly as a source for solving all our contemporary problems. There are some problems--that of the relation of Christianity towards culture, for instance--which can only be solved by indirect deduction from what the New Testament says. There are other problems which are actually posed and solved by the New Testament. The question of Church and State is one of them: it is so closely bound up with the Gospel itself that they emerge together. The fundamental importance which this question has retained through successive generations until today was present from the very beginning.

The fact that the problem of Church and State is of such central importance is a corollary of the eschatological . . .

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