Let us consider the ongoing debate about Stephen Wolfe’s book, The Case for Christian Nationalism, which Kevin DeYoung recently wrote a lengthy review of for The Gospel Coalition.
The teaching of our Lord, to turn the other cheek when someone strikes us on the one, is non-negotiable. Yet we must also recognize that this is not a blanket condemnation of self-defense.
In order to fulfill our responsibilities before God, we must retain our rights. The two – rights and responsibilities – are intimately and inseparably codependent.
Isn’t it an odd sight to see our lawmakers condemn a century of atrocities committed by communists in China while at the same time listening to ascendant radical Leftism threaten Americans who want to keep and bear arms and remain free?