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May 30, 2012

The Genevan Advisors

By Rev. Paul Micheal Raymond

In today’s day and age, one is hard pressed to find Christians who apply sound doctrine to the culture. In the educational sphere, Christians are taught Biblical apologetics and encouraged to teach others the same, but their knowledge never overflows to the political or social spheres, but remains an intellectual exercise. If Christians were accurately familiar with their history, they would quickly realize that their beliefs do not reflect the examples their founders had established, nor do they reflect what the Bible so aptly teaches. The New Geneva Christian Leadership Academy is a Christian higher education facility and seminary with a mission to bridge the gap between knowledge and application, and its new journal, The Genevan Advisor, attempts to put into writing the plans and tactics to reach that necessary goal.

A brief overview of our forgotten Christian history of doctrinal application is essential before realizing the importance of the New Geneva and its journal. Let us begin with an excerpt from the Dutch Declaration of Independence:

“As it is apparent to all that a prince is constituted by God to be ruler of a people, to defend them from oppression and violence as the shepherd his sheep; and whereas God did not create the people slaves to their prince, to obey his commands, whether right or wrong, but rather the prince for the sake of the subjects (without which he could be no prince), to govern them according to equity, to love and support them as a father his children or a shepherd his flock, and even at the hazard of life to defend and preserve them. And when he does not behave thus, but, on the contrary, oppresses them, seeking opportunities to infringe their ancient customs and privileges, exacting from them slavish compliance, then he is no longer a prince, but a tyrant, and the subjects are to consider him in no other view.” The Act of Abjuration 1581 – The Dutch Declaration of Independence

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