Church and State Archive

Affliction and Persecution – Sep-Oct 2015

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all” (Psalms 34:19). This is a challenging verse! Throughout history, even in our day, many Christians have suffered afflictions and persecutions that ended in death. Jesus Himself was hanged ...Read More

09 – Chapter 9 – Sunday Legislation

Whence came Sunday Legislation? What is its origin? What is its character? What does it mean to the people of the States, of the United States, and of the world? These questions are pre-eminently pertinent everywhere in the United States today; for in the ...Read More

08 – Chapter 8 – Individuality the Supreme Gift

Government exists in the very nature of the existence of intelligent creatures. For the very term “creature” implies the Creator; and as certainly as any intelligent creature is, he owes to the Creator all that he is. And, in recognition of this fact, he ...Read More

07 – Chapter 7 – Recapitulation

We have now traced in the Word of God the principle of the divine right of individuality in religion, as that principle is applied and illustrated as relates to autocracy, to government of the supremacy and inflexibility of law, to the union of Church ...Read More

05 – Chapter 5 – As Between Individuals – Individuality in Religion

From the Scriptures it is plain that the divine right of individuality in religion stands supreme in the presence of autocratic monarchy; in the presence of any decree, statute, or law, of any government; in the presence of the church in control of the ...Read More

04- Chapter 4 – As Related to the Church Itself

We have seen that no monarchical government has any right to enforce or require any religious observance; and that when any such power does so, the right of individuality in religion is supreme, and the monarch’s word must change. We have found also that ...Read More

Indianapolis Baptist Temple Seized by U.S. Federal Marshals

On February 16 the Indianapolis Baptist Temple was seized by United States Federal Marshals. U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker in Indianapolis ordered the confiscation of the Temple claiming the church owed $6 million in taxes, penalties and interest for its failure to withhold employee income ...Read More