Luke understands that American jurisprudence was based upon the Second Table of the Law, or the latter six commandments of the Ten Commandments which primarily address our relationship with each other.
Luke agrees with John Leland (1754 – 1841): "Every man must give an account of himself to God, and therefore every man ought to be at liberty to serve God in a way that he can best reconcile to his conscience. If government can answer for individuals at the day of judgment, let men be controlled by it in religious matters; otherwise, let men be free,"
Leland did not believe that government should enforce a relationship with God by the physical sword, but if any man violated the inalienable rights of another, he ought to be punished by a civil authority. Luke believes the same.
As a follower of Christ that has been born-again, Luke will preach that every man or woman is a sinner in the hands of a holy God and they will give an account to Him in the day of judgment. Every one of us are guilty before God by lying, theft, looking with lust, taking His holy name in vain and, in summation, idolatry. If we turn not our heart from sin and trust in the Lord Jesus, we will justly suffer for our sins for all eternity in hell. This is the truth which is a double-edged spiritual sword. In the Christian perspective, there is a spiritual war going on every where and all of the time and this war is waged with spiritual weapons, not physical ones.
We know that Jesus did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them, and He accomplished this when He died on the cross for our sins, was buried and, on the third day, He rose again from the dead! We understand Jesus defeated death and sin nearly two thousand years ago and we rejoice to freely proclaim this truth wherever we go!
Luke believes that all ought to be absolutely free in their engagement of spiritual conflict and that the civil government is not to support any in this spiritual war, nor is it to control or interfere with a person's right to engage in this spiritual war.
Yet if any violently hurts or damages a person's physical life, their liberty or property, they justly deserve to be punished by the laws of Indiana.