1 Samuel 8: God, the people want a king. God said a king will rule over you, make instruments of war, take your fields, etc.
Whether You Call it Socialism, Statism, Fascism, or Corporatism, Big Government Is Evil and Destructive
Progressives saw great national undertakings through agents who appreciate the glory of public service doing God’s work because church and state are as one
“People want to believe that God has a plan for them. But they don’t want to believe that anyone else does.”
Before progressives; Humanity was exalted above human institutions, man was held superior to the State, and universal brotherhood supplanted the ideals of national power and glory. These eighteenth-century ideas were the soil in which modern Liberalism (before its meaning was changed) flourished
Bonhoeffer belonged to a faction…he no longer shared and a church whose preaching he found stultifying and dull–and a pervasive loneliness overtook him