Adam Lee does well to remind all of us that the founding of this country was certainly and deliberately secular.
He is also right that the idea of a Republic would have been strange to many readers of scripture. But believers need not agree that they must believe that the church, or scripture, only knows biblical theocracy. Most Christians and Catholics would not conflate A “Christian Nation” with biblical culture. Biblical understandings of blood, and the ambiguous stories behind the Israelite monarchy’s establishment, do not require that a Christian should support a kingship model of government, the “biblical theocracy” Lee describes. The closer Christian view is: do the best with what you’re given, but struggle for peace. Continue reading “Does Christianity Require Monarchy?”