Two new books argue that it is time to stand up for the faith.
It is time for Christians to shed their piety and start protesting—legally when they can, illegally when they cannot—in order to rebuild the foundation of Christian morality upon which the country was based. That is the message of two strongly worded books set for publication this summer by two young authors, both protégés of philosopher Francis Schaeffer. They take up where Schaeffer left off in his successful Christian Manifesto (sales so far: nearly 200,000). If the new books catch on as Schaeffer’s has, there may come a time when atheists and religious liberals long for the good old days when they had only the Moral Majority to contend with.
The first book is by constitutional lawyer John Whitehead, 35, and is entitled The Second American Revolution. It was published this month by the David C. Cook Publishing Co. The second book is A Time for Anger by Schaeffer’s son Franky, 30, an artist and filmmaker. It is to be published in August by Crossway Books, which brought out Francis Schaeffer’s Christian Manifesto.
Whitehead, through diligent research and a bibliography of no fewer than 343 books, argues that the United States was founded on principles drawn from the Christian faith, and that without those principles, the governmental system makes no sense. He does not say that the government was ever intended to be a theocracy or that the founding fathers all were practicing Christians themselves.
Francis Schaeffer says in his Manifesto that Christians should resist the state rather than capitulate to laws contrary to God’s Word. Whitehead expands on Schaeffer to suggest an appropriate occasion to resist. The Supreme Court recently ruled that the state of Kentucky ...1
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