New Testament Theology of the State paper at the UT-Austin Christian Scholars Forum 2008. It’s been over a year since the event, but I’ve only had the video for about six months I think. I wanted to edit the original file a bit, because another paper was presented during the session. Unfortunately, the presenter was unable to attend due to a family emergency and her paper was, quite literally, read straight through by a friend. The Q&A session was quite fun because, obviously, I was the only person fielding questions.
Winner of the “Best Paper” Awards at the Christian Scholars Forum
No Man Can Serve Two Masters
“Why is it that we see men willing to sacrifice property, the comforts of home, the sweets of the domestic and family relationship, undergo privations and sorrows, suffer hunger, and cold, and nakedness, and want for long and weary years, and freely give up life itself at the bidding of earthly rulers and for the sake of corrupt and perishing human kingdoms, while so few are willing to undergo the slightest inconvenience or suffer the least self-denial for the heavenly and eternal kingdom?
Why is it that we even see men who profess to be members of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, wiling to suffer the loss of all things, property, children, and their own life’s blood for the earthly kingdom, yet are unwilling to spend a very small portion of time or money for the Kingdom and cause of God. Why is it?”
Thanks to Libertarian Christians.com