God and Government – Civil Government

 

 

The civil government has a specific and limited role according to the Bible, and it should not be confused with the mandates given in the Bible to individuals. The civil government was never meant to be the savior of the people!

God always wanted to be the King over His people and He desires for people’s hearts to turn to Him for their needs. The history of Israel shows that instead of His people turning to God, they turned to a humanly king (civil government) to rescue them from their bad choices. A cycle of sin and disobedience led people to seek a king like all the other people. Whenever the people of God choose to live their lives like all the other people, they lose God’s pleasure, and they open the door to all sorts of sin and wickedness in the land.

God and Government – The News Media & the Danger of Bias

 

The freedom of the press and the public trust go hand-in-hand. The press has the privilege of being free to report what it deems significant to Americans. And we should expect and demand that the news media provide truthful information and nothing but the truth! We should not tolerate bias in the new media with content, selection, or tone. …

God and Government – Part IV – Church Government

 

The church is another significant sphere of government in the society. It strengthens individuals and families, and it holds its people accountable according to the word of God. It is also a change agent in society declaring and living the righteousness of God before a lost world. When it functions right, it becomes the vehicle for God’s Kingdom to come on the earth as it is in heaven. …

God and Government – (Part II) – Self Government

 

When we think of the term “government,” our thoughts usually take us to an impersonal large institution, and we assume that the subject matter is the civil government. However, the definition of government according to the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary has a much wider range than the concept we are familiar with these days. This is the key foundational issue in our understanding and expectation of government!