Sunday, October 1, 2017

Should Christians Protect the Rights of Minority Religions?

One of the most foundational doctrines of Christianity involves a proper understanding of what it means to be human and how that sets us apart from the rest of God's creation. In this lesson, we explore the biblical, theological and legal foundation for the idea of religious freedom.

Key Themes:
  • Why should we care about minority religions?
    • Banning JWs in Russia
    • Why do we consider the ten Boom family to be noble?
  • Biblical foundation for religious freedom
  • Theological foundation for religious freedom 
    • common grace vs. saving grace 
  • Legal foundation for religious freedom
    • First Amendment
  • Reflections about loving our enemies (Matt. 5:44–48; Matt. 8:18–22)

Digging Deeper: