God and Government

Nearly forty years ago, amid the rapid dissolution of the American moral fabric after Roe v. Wade, an old truth started gaining new life in America.

It was the truth that had once made America great, but one which she had forgotten—that the Bible is not a collection of disconnected moralisms for private application, but rather a comprehensive guide for all of life, a blueprint for the private and public conduct of all individuals and nations.

In 1982, the three-volume God and Government series fanned the flames of this national worldview awakening, establishing that the character of a nation and its people depends on their relationship with God as revealed in Holy Scripture.

Get a sample chapter of God and Government here.

Relying on clear historical and biblical research, author Gary DeMar demonstrated how America had been great and how she could be great again.

The series quickly became a staple in the Christian curriculum.  For decades, in the hands of countless teachers, parents, and students, the books educated minds young and old in the Christian history of America, the origin and foundation of government, the biblical principles of authority, and the basis and necessity of Christian political activism.

But the work of reviving America is far from finished, and Americans need to hear—now more than ever—the biblical and historical truths explained in God and Government.

Now thirty years later, American Vision has thoroughly renovated, revised, and updated Gary DeMar’s monumental work into this beautiful one-volume hardback.

With a fresh new look, more images, an extensive subject and scripture index, and an updated bibliography, God and Government is ready to prepare a whole new generation to take on the political and religious battles confronting Christians today.

May it be used in a new awakening of Christians in America—not just to inform minds, but to stimulate action and secure a better tomorrow for our posterity.

Specifications: Hardback, 700+ pages with dozens of carefully selected corresponding images, extensive subject and Scripture index, verified quotes and bibliography


Table of Contents:

Part 1: Defining Government

  • 1: Self-Government and Family Government  
  • 2: Ecclesiastical and Civil Governments   
  • 3: The Origin and Development of Civil Government  
  • 4: The Purpose and Function of Civil Government 
  • 5: The Biblical Form of Civil Government  
  • 6: Jesus and Civil Government  
  • 7: The Christian History of The United States  
  • 8: The Purpose of the United States Constitution   
  • 9: The Relationship of Church and State In the Bible   
  • 10: The Relationship of Church and State In the First Amendment  

Part 2: Issues in Biblical Perspective

  • 11: Developing a Biblical Worldview   
  • 12: Worldviews in Conflict   
  • 13: Sovereignty and Dominion   
  • 14: Sovereignty and Ownership   
  • 15: Financing the Work of God’s Kingdom   
  • 16: Financing the Responsibilities of the State   
  • 17: Biblical Economics   
  • 18: The Enemies of Biblical Economics   
  • 19: The Causes of Poverty   
  • 20: The Conquest of Poverty   

Part 3: The Restoration of the Republic

  • 21: The Biblical View of Authority   
  • 22: The Enemies of Biblical Authority   
  • 23: God’s Sovereignty Over the Nations   
  • 24: Establishing Christian Leadership   
  • 25: The Restoration of the Republic   
  • 26: The Foundation of Law   
  • 27: The Administration of Justice   
  • 28: Human Rights and Responsibilities   
  • 29: Sovereignty and Education   
  • 30: The Future of Government   
  • Appendix: What is Government?   
  • Scripture Index
  • Topical Index
  • Recommended Reading

About the Author: Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. In 2007, he received his Ph.D. in Christian Intellectual History from Whitefield Theological Seminary. Author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles, he also hosted The Gary DeMar Show, and History Unwrapped. Gary has been interviewed by nearly every major news source, both Television and Print, on a variety of topics, his expert knowledge particularly in demand when discussing the subject of America's Christian heritage. Gary has lived in the Atlanta area since 1979 with his wife, Carol. They have two married sons and are enjoying being grandparents to their grandsons. Gary and Carol are members of Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA).

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