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Christians and Saul's Army

A telephone call yesterday was from a friend who attended a conference of "evangelical" scholars. All of the speakers invoked "Biblical principles" to justify a wide variety of non-Christian things; all rejected a strict adherence to the whole word of God as binding law for all of faith and life.

A like factor is present also in "Project Life," or "Operation Rescue." The Motto verse on Randall A. Terry's "Higher Laws" article is Acts 5:29, "We must obey God rather than men." This statement, however, has to do with the freedom of God's word, not civil disobedience. There is no hope for men apart from God's regeneration; civil disobedience is a form of revolution: it cannot regenerate men. Paul tells us in Romans 10:17, "faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God."