The relationship between church and state in America is a tumultuous one, often regarded by Christians as a confusing mess best ignored. Yet both the temporal kingdom of government and the eternal kingdom of the church are God's blessings to us--both were established by him to carry out his will here on earth. Civil Government from the People's Bible Teachings series, leads us back to the Scriptures to seek principles for guiding and motivating our attitudes and actions as we wrestle with our dual citizenship. First looking to government as presented during biblical times and then historically tracing church-state relations since then, this book concludes by addressing the current state of affairs. Papercover. Size, 5 1/2 x 8 inches. 215 pages. Published 1998.