So, is the Christian faith right-wing or left-wing? Neither. The terms right and left wing originally came from the seating of the National Assembly in France in the time of the French Revolution. While the meaning has changed, it has not changed that much. Right-wing today means slow revolutionary and left-wing means fast revolutionary. The thing which characterizes a Christian political thinking, as opposed to “me-too-ing” the sentiments of the right or left wing is its relationship to Scripture. As Christians think through what should be considered a crime, and what a sin, the only real issue that matters is their court of appeal. Is that court Scripture, and do they honor that court through careful exegesis?
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