from the Biblical Worldview
Back when the Soviet Communist tyranny unraveled in Eastern Europe, the result was economic collapse, civil war and bloodshed. Many of us thought it would mean freedom, peace and prosperity! Why did we suppose that?
From where does liberty come?
Is liberty simply the absence of tyranny?
Is liberty the license to do what I want?
Is democracy itself the answer?
Can liberty be sustained? How is liberty sustained?
Is God in control? How?
Is there hope?
Is civil government God's idea or man's idea?
Are our American political institutions in any way scriptural?
In The Third Alternative: Christian Self-Government, author and lecturer Bill Burtness has laid out in simple and practical terms a penetrating layman's primer on the moral (internal) and structural (external) foundations of freedom. It will teach you the "hows" and the "whys" of governing yourself under God, your family, your church, your nation, and every area of life.
For twenty-eight years, BILL BURTNESS and his wife, Susan, have served internationally with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), an international Christian mission society and relief agency. Mr. Burtness is an international Bible teacher in YWAM training schools and outreaches, and is a resource lecturer for the University of the Nations School of Government and International Studies in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Mr. Burtness received his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1973, when he and his wife received the call of God to missionary service. They now have four children, ages 19 to 25, all of whom are serving the Lord Jesus internationally in missions.