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|Format: Word Document|
Vendor: Christianity Today
|Publication Date: 2009|
Series: Current Issues Bible Studies
Christians and Politics - Word Document [Download]Christianity Today InternationalChristianity Today / 2009 / Word Document$4.95
Defining Our Role in Politics - Word Document [Download]Christianity Today InternationalChristianity Today / 2009 / Word Document$4.95
Balancing Politics and Faith - PDF Download [Download]Christianity Today InternationalChristianity Today / 2009 / PDF Download$24.95
The real questions to ask about altering the Pledge of Allegiance.
One of the issues that the pledge controversy raises is the question of freedom: In the United States we are granted certain freedoms, such as the freedom of religion, the freedom to assemble, etc. In this Bible study we will look at the nature of freedom as we try to answer what true freedom is. What did Jesus mean when he said the truth would set us free? Indirectly, this study will also have a bearing on what it means to take the pledge.
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Deuteronomy 6:20-25; Leviticus 25:42; 1 Corinthians 7:21-24; John 8:31-36; 1 Peter 2:12-17; Galatians 5:1, 13-14
Identify the Current Issue
Discover the Eternal Principles
--Teaching point one: God alone gives us freedom; that is one reason why we ought to serve him with gratitude.
--Teaching point two: Our true liberation does not depend on our social or political status but on our relationship with Christ.
--Teaching point three: Jesus frees us from the bondage of sin.
--Teaching point four: Christians should not use their freedom as a pretext for doing evil.
Apply Your Findings
ARTICLE FROM BOOKS AND CULTURE CORNER
The Pledge Controversy, by John Perry (2002)
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