Our forefathers went to war over 27 cents of annual taxation, and now we bow to government taxing the citizens up to 60% of the Gross National Income, and the National Debt obligating each family in America to the tune of $1,000,000 plus.
The freedoms held dear by those that fought hard included primarily freedom for the church to operate free from the regulatory influences of the state. Of course the church is pretty irrelevant to most people today, so they would hardly hold this freedom sacrosanct anymore. As Kevin Swanson points out here, the roots of these freedoms are undeniably with John Calvin, whose birthday we celebrate this week.
But now the battle has shifted to the sphere of the family. Of course the family is pretty irrelevant to most people today, so they would hardly hold parental rights sacrosanct anymore. Kevin Swanson challenges the listening audience to a new battle for freedom, over the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Kevin Swanson has served as elder and pastor of Reformation Church, OPC since its inception. Kevin was raised on the mission field in Japan in the 1960's and 1970's. Together with his wife Brenda, they are bringing up five children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord....