Relationship between Church/Churches/Christians and the government.

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Why do Jehovah's Witnesses refuse to pledge allegiance or salute the flag?

I have heard that Jehovah's Witnesses are forbidden to recite the Pledge of Allegiance (to the United States flag) or even to salute it. What is the basis for this prohibition? I'm wondering what ...
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Should Christians be against the death penalty? [closed]

Christians go to great lengths to get the government to outlaw abortion--something that I personally would support. Though I see support from Christianity against abortion almost as unwavering, the ...
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Does the New Testament allow Christians to interfere in policy making processes of the nation? [closed]

The rules/laws of a nation is always controlled by the Religion of the Majority. During the time of the Old Testament, The Mosaic Law was the Government Law. The New Testament is different. 1 ...
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Is there a concept of Christian State in Christianity?

In some of my other questions, I have read that in Christianity, State and churches are kept separate. I am curious to know, is there any concept of Christian state where biblical laws and doctrines ...
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What is the basis for ascribing any fiscal policy to Jesus?

In the United States, specifically on the Right, many Republican / Tea-Party, Evangelical Christians have very little problem in ascribing a moral motive for a tight fiscal policy which restricts ...
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Does a Christian have a responsibility to participate in government?

I have heard it said many times that it is the responsibility of Christian to participate in their government, specifically that every Christian has the responsibility to vote. Is there some biblical ...
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How does the relationship of the Church of Scotland to the state differ from that of the Church of England?

Both England and Scotland have "state churches", but what exactly does that mean? How did these special relationships between a church entity and a sovereign state come about and how specifically do ...
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What is the basis for Theonomy?

From Wikipedia, Theonomy, from theos (god) and nomos (law), is the state of being governed by God or in accord with divine law. It's also essentially the view that all types of government ...
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Does Christianity provide the right elements for democracy?

I understand that Christianity does not enforce any way of governing. And that democracy has been invented by the Greeks before Jesus. But my question his this: Does Christianity teaches the values ...
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Distributism and Subsidiarity beyond the counsel of Jethro in the Bible

In chapter 18 of Exodus, Moses' father-in-law Jethro instructs him on how to set up a fairly ordered society where Moses doesn't have to burn himself out by answering everyone's questions all the ...