To mobilize Christians to Oppose civil tyranny through the proclamation, implementation, and defense of Christ's perfect law of liberty (James 1:25)
Feature P.L.I. Publication
In this letter to the Office for Civil Rights, Richard Ortman from the P.L.I. responds to the request for comment on the proposed changes to Title IX, which would include protections against discrimination on the basis of "sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics" in educational institutions which receive federal funding. Richard presents an argument based on the allowed criteria of "sound reasoning" by tracing statements made in the Declaration of Independence to their biblical source, as stated by Sir William Blackstone's "Commentaries on the Laws of England" (as also presented by David Barton in his "Building on the American Heritage Series"), and presents what is in fact a moral and constitutional obligation for the federal government of the U.S.A to deter and punish the very sexual sins which they are seeking to protect the practice of in children.
A P.L.I. designated must read, this book takes the reader through a detailed and comprehensive overview of the biblical authenticity of Christian arguments present during the pre-revolutionary period. The author, Gary Stewards, produces concrete evidence that the American clergy's argumentation was rooted in a, at the time, long standing tradition of biblical civil resistance known as Protestant Resistance Theory (or Theology), and not that of secular enlightenment thinking from persons such as John Locke. Though many Christians and clergy were indeed influenced by such secular thinking, the evidence which Gary Steward provides shows that the bulk of clergy, on both the American and British sides, relied on their own biblical theological traditions to argue for the justice in physically resisting the civil tyrannies of the British. Many readers will likely be surprised to read names and statements from clergy such as Johnathan Edwards, George Whitfield, and John Witherspoon, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, who were all rigorously committed theologians, and who supported the right of resistance against civil authorities.
Against the Divine right of kings
By Chris Carter
In this blog post, Chris Carter, a friend and soon-to-be contributor to P.L.I., provides perhaps the best overview of Protestant Resistance Theology (or Theory) (PRT) that the P.L.I. has ever read. From the "Divine Right Theory" to the "Doctrine of Lesser Magistrates" and Luther's "Beerwolf" theory, Chris covers all of it and more; instead of laboring arduously to read books like "Lex Rex" or "Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos" to understand PRT, a read or two of Carter's article will prepare the reader with an understanding of PRT that is more than sufficient to mobilize them into zeal for Christianity in the civil sphere.
Biblical authority and the negative concept of law
(A 5 Part Series)
By Andrew reasnor
In this 5 part series (please be sure to read all 5 parts, linked at the bottom of part 1!), Reasnor provides an excellent overview of fundamental concepts of biblical law. In the series, the reader will learn about concepts of negative & positive law, biblical jurisdictions of law, and covenant duty (or guilt). As a note of caution, Reasnor and the sites which he has contributed to (including Gary Demar's "The American Vision"), are distinctly theonomic and Presbyterian, while the P.L.I. is distinctly Reformed Baptist, meaning there are foundational differences between Reasnor's understandings of biblical covenants and application of law. However, a great many of the concepts presented in this particular series are sound and important in understanding God's perfect law of liberty.
A must watch for every American citizen, especially Christians who have dismissed claims of a loss of integrity in America's 2020 election.
In 2000 Mules, Dinesh D'Souza and members from True the Vote, a Texas based organization which works to stop voter fraud, present incontrovertible evidence that illegal ballot harvesting campaigns were used by democrat controlled charity organizations to criminally swing the 2020 election in favor of Joe Biden. Any citizen, regardless of their political persuasion, of any country which adheres to the biblical principles of government by the consent of the governed, is duty bound to be concerned and engaged in the civil processes through which their voice is heard and counted. Unfortunately, such moral expectations for our civil systems have been glaringly jettisoned by a significant number of individuals who are willing to commit large-scale criminal acts to ensure their candidate is elected against the popular vote and will of the people. Worse than this, a great many alleged Christians are unwilling to even see the data or consider the possibility that the 2020 election was indeed illegitimate and stolen; this reality is of severe concern from a spiritual perspective, because it means many within the Church are choosing willful blindness to the alarming encroachments of civil tyranny against their neighbors, which is a violation of the 2nd greatest commandment as stated by Christ, and as spelled out in Leviticus 19:9-18. For the purpose of spurring urgency to Christian action in our modern civil spheres, the P.L.I. asks all who have not yet seen 2000 Mules to arrange for a viewing, and to grab family members, friends, and neighbors and bring them along as well.
Recommended 3rd party videos
By Kirk Cameron
A documentary highly recommended by the P.L.I. in which Kirk Cameron traces the Puritan roots of America, and leads the viewer to a largely forgotten monument in Plymouth, MA which contains the Puritan blueprint for building a nation rooted in God.
Building On the american heritage series
By David Barton
In this series, historian David Barton presents immensely compelling historical facts in the form of quotes, books, and writings which undoubtedly display the Christian origins of the United States of America. Anyone who has doubts about the Christian origins of America should humbly listen to what Barton presents.