Laurence Vance on Libertarianism-By David Gordon

Vance, who is a conservative Christian, maintains that the Bible supports a libertarian viewpoint. That opinion puts him at odds with those religious believers who wish to use government to enforce personal morals, but Vance is undaunted: “So why do I think that religion—in this case the Christian religion—is compatible with libertarianism? Let me give you two verses of Scripture, one from the Old Testament and one from the New, since Christians accept the authority of both: Proverbs 3:30— ‘Strive not with a man without cause, if hath done thee no harm.’   1 Peter 4:15—-But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.’ These verses, my friends, embody the essence of libertarianism. Don’t kill anyone, don’t take what’s not yours, don’t do anything wrong, don’t stick your nose into someone else’s business, and don’t bother anyone if he hasn’t bothered you.” (p.20)


When Christians Sold Out to the State En Masse


Books by Laurence M. Vance


Book: War, Empire, and the Military


Book: War, Christianity, and the State


Book: War, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism


Republicans Still Don’t Get It on Gun Control–Laurence Vance–Libertarian Christian Institute


Shouldn’t the United States Return to Its Constitution?–by Laurence M. Vance