Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Government and Theocracy
There is a saying, "All that is needed for evil to succeed, is for Godly men and women to do nothing." That is absolutely true, except if it means that Godly women and men must gain power in government in an attempt to legislate morality. We don’t need Christians in positions of power to change our communities. We need powerful Christians living out their faith in their communities; loving their families and their neighbours as themselves. The Church has never needed a friendly government to expand God’s sphere of grace, and the Christian individual has never needed personal safety to know, experience and then absorb Jesus’ love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. This Fruit of the Spirit, which is present in every mature Christian, can be reflected to our unsaved neighbours so that they too might be drawn to the love and mercy and grace and salvation that comes only through our Lord and Saviour, Jesus the Christ.