The conservative, like the prophet, is never popular among the people. It is a lonely road telling a generation they are headed the wrong way.
Forsaking the supremacy of the divine, transcendent moral order as authoritative standard for societal and political arrangements in favor of the supremacy of man conflicts with divine ordinances and leads to anarchy from which government tyranny alone offers liberation.
History, no less than science and philosophy, must be done by the Christian sub specie aeternitatis — within view of eternity, and as always, coram Deo.
Groen van Prinsterer’s conservative political message from the nineteenth century, and in particular his conviction that societal decline and state tyranny are fruits of apostasy, is surprisingly relevant for our current times.
Groen van Prinsterer: the reformed scholar, statesman, and author who battled for ideas and stood for a positive Christian political alternative.
It is regrettable that, even today, many Christians, disillusioned by the promises of liberalism, nevertheless believe that they can take on board its principles.