How do the teachings of the Bible relate to political philosophy?

The Bible shows a strong affinity with Conservativism
53% (8 votes)
The Bible shows a strong affinity with Liberalism
7% (1 vote)
The Bible is not clearly more supportive of one or the other
27% (4 votes)
The Bible is hostile to both Conservatism and Liberalism
0% (0 votes)
Other
13% (2 votes)
Total votes: 15
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Chip Van Emmerik's picture

I would only change the wording to say conservatism shows a strong affinity with biblical principles.

Why is it that my voice always seems to be loudest when I am saying the dumbest things?

Rob Fall's picture

I would have said "The Bible shows a strong affinity with modern Conservativism."

 

I could go along with 19th century political Liberalism.

Hoping to shed more light than heat..

Aaron Blumer's picture

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There is a slight anachronism problem... or at least a ​seeming​ anachronism problem in the wording. There wasn't something called​ conservativism when the Bible was written so how could the Bible be supportive of it?

But the key word is "called." So what I had in mind w/the questions is the essential ideas.

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Darren Mc's picture

I would say that I am conservative, and therefore I see the Bible as supporting my political beliefs. I have liberal friends who would say that the Bible confirms their beliefs as well.

No wisdom, no understanding, and no counsel will prevail against the LORD. Proverbs 21:30

Aaron Blumer's picture

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If two people think the Bible supports their views, and their views are opposite, can they both be right? Must they both be wrong? Maybe each partly right?

I've met liberals who aren't wrong about everything. But it seems that the bigger the question is, the further from biblical ways of thinking their answers tend to be.

Views expressed are always my own and not my employer's, my church's, my family's, my neighbors', or my pets'. The house plants have authorized me to speak for them, however, and they always agree with me.