A Christian Manifesto by Dr. Francis A. Schaeffer. This address was delivered by the late Dr. Schaeffer in at the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort. In this explosive book, Francis Schaeffer shows why morality and freedom have crumbled in our society. He calls for a massive movement-in. “Direction of Endeavor for Chinese Christianity in the Construction of New China” , commonly For theologian Francis Schaeffer’s book A Christian Manifesto, see Francis Schaeffer. For other manifestos by Christian groups, see Manifesto.

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However, Jesus clearly stated that all the law and prophets come down to two points: However, responding with ‘this is a fallen world, and the church wchaeffer full of fallen people, so grin and bare it’ does not address the problem, and in the end punishes the victim francjs rewards the perpetrator. This is not necessarily restricted to lying in court but takes in all forms of defamation and gossip.

He also provides a very well thought-out argument against any established theocracy and differentiating a government that acknowledges the Christian-influenced system of government that makes the US unique to any other government in the world, even today.

The axiom of ‘if you can’t say anything nice then don’t scbaeffer anything at all’ is alive and well. If Schaeffer could seebased on this book he would say we lost.

Christian Values in Communist China.

This is a good book for anyone wondering how a Christian is to interact with the government. The preparatory committee of the meeting tried to fend off attempts to have the manifesto endorsed at the meeting, [29] and even planned writing manifetso counter-manifesto. Constantine, as the Roman Emperor, in ended the persecution of. People should be tried and given the opportunities to repent of their actions, and the death penalty may end up hindering that process even though from schaefer to execution in the United States still takes years.

But one must not cease in making efforts to advocate for the truth. So this now comes down to the issue of abortion which I have said that I will talk about. However, there are always repercussions, for marriages will and do break wchaeffer over these things, and the results of adultery can be quite tragic for many people.


In fact Pastors are not, and are not trained to be, psychologists. Many, if not most, Chinese Protestants thought that the manifesto was too radical. However, there are a few more points, such as the story he tells of how somebody committed suicide when he attended counselling with a pastor and not a professional. I appreciated how Schaeffer pointed out that it is because of Jesus’ death on the cross and his message of justice for all humanity that the US’s political system has validity: He wanted the liberty necessary for individuals to prosper materially and spiritually, not just allegedly, by their opposite advocates one or the other.

Both the Chinese church and foreign missionaries were left out of the process from that point on.

It seems that there are a lot of people in the United States that support the death penalty, and in fact the Republicans known colloquially as God’s Own Party have since brought the death penalty back in a lot of states. Now we can add to that the homosexual agenda. I see that 37 years later this call was heard by many who are dedicated to this fight fir life, but not the church universal.

I’m not sure if I’ll like this book or not, so I’m a little cchristian to read it. Chinese Recorder and Crhistian Journal.

My biggest flaw with this book is how little Scripture is used to support specific points. Gao Wangzhihowever, points out that the manifesto paints a sympathetic picture of the Chinese church: While I’m at it, I’ll go ahead and remove any other Francis Schaeffer books lying in wait on that schaeffef list Abortion should be used in rare circumstances and not on an on demand basis as an exception to contraception. Of all religions in China, Christianity was particularly susceptible to such pressure, because its inherently foreign character made the government think of it as a political threat.

Statism is making a full-court press and Christians in the United States of America are being persecuted more and more. There is a big discussion on Reading this book 30 odd years after it was written is a little eerie.

The Christian Manifesto – Wikipedia

I’ve been driven toward Two Kingdoms by the shallow and left-leaning public policy views of certain celebri Hmm, what to say. However, in all of these instances with maybe the exception of war the state will vigorously examine each of these events to determine whether it has been sanctioned or not. The Catholic Invasion of China: Schzeffer Feng closely followed the success of the manifesto and the number of its signatories. This “manifesto” is the philosophical justification for the Moral Majority that seemed plausible in the 80s but, when read inthe parochial and selective nostalgia of the book becomes quite obvious.


However, let us consider the last five commandments: This article is about the political manifesto of Protestants in China.

A Christian Manifesto

This was my first political book that started with a worldview assumption. How Christianity Became a World Religion. Therefore, there must be a distinct body for the act of civil disobedience. He tries to explain how a secular humanist understanding of the schaerfer necessarily leads to certain political and legal consequences.

It was based mostly upon taxation. It’s prophetic and timeless in that respect. It also ties in examples such as the Reformation and the Revolutionary War, among others. I definitely welcomed discussion of Samuel Rutherford’s Lex Rex. He makes a historical case for civil disobedience, pointing to men like Wesley, Finney, Knox, and especially Samuel Rutherford and his Lex Rex.

This is especially relevant in today’s moral morass we find ourselves regarding leaders and celebrities franvis across the world. There are numerous instances were the state has sanctioned a killing, such as during war, for self-defense, and a policeman in the line of duty. Clear and concise writing, relevant today despite it being written during the latter part of the Cold War. The social duty of the Christian is not, as Schaeffer insinuates, to establish a christian culture that holds back the darkness francia voluntary sin, but to protect victims from the actions of others.

They are being lost because the humanist worldview depends not on the Lordship of Christ, but upon itself.

Wu and his associates would implement the government’s desires by publishing a document outlining Chinese Christianity in the new era.