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How Government has specifically been impacted by Jesus and Christianity

LISTEN NOW! Or WATCH FULL PROGRAM! Jesus has called us to transform nations. But, what does that look like? Bill Bright shared what the Lord revealed to him, that to transform nations, we must impact and transform all seven Mountains of Culture. When we look at just one aspect, government, we can see how Christianity has not only affected the government, but greatly transformed it.

https://greglancaster.org/According to Impact 360 Institute, “Christians were the first people in history to systematically fight against slavery”. It was through these transformative efforts from Christians that caused laws to be passed that made slavery illegal.  ”Slavery in the west was abolished largely because of the efforts like William Wilberforce, in the England, and the abolitionists in America.” It was their faith in Jesus that was demonstrated through their convictions of seeing slavery ended. “Christianity provides the moral foundation not only of anti-slavery, but also of democracy”.

When we look at the Democracy of America’s government, we can see the Judeo-Christian values of the Bible, interwoven throughout its foundation.  “The belief in free will opposes tyranny and leads to a representative government.” Even the establishment of the three branches of government, Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, comes from the teachings found in the Bible. “The idea of being governed by the rule of law, rather than the authority of man, flows from the 10 Commandments.”
When we look around the world, every place that you do not see Christianity practiced in government, you don’t see freedom. In India, there is a caste system.  In Islamic countries, people are killed who do not line up with the beliefs of Islam. Look at how women are treated in Islam. Only in recent years have women been able to drive in Saudi Arabia.


What are your thoughts on how Christianity effects government? We want to hear from you. See the full conversation on how Christianity has affected government, and so much more. Greg and John shared in this segment. 
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