O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
I have been thinking about this subject for quite some time. In fact, I recently preached a sermon developing out what I believe to be some preterist implications for political theory in the modern world. You can find that sermon as Part 36 of my sermon series through the gospel of Mark.
Here is the short story. The "render to Ceasar" command looks quite different when understood in it's proper historical/covenant context. Same applies to Romans 13. What do preterists do now with the fulfillment of Daniel 2 and the transfer of authority from the fourth kingdom (Rome/Ceasar) to the Kingdom of Jesus Christ? Does appealing to the "render to Ceasar" command after the consummation represent a self-contradiction for a preterist? I believe it does. My sermon explains why.
Now along comes a new article on the topic that caught my eye. Here is someone else who is thinking through the preterist implications for modern governmental authority and political theory.
Looks like a good start to me. Great minds...
P.S. Does anyone else recognize that citation in the article? I sure do...
For more interesting reading, see this article: