“No matter what happens in the election, Jesus is on His throne.”
Every year those posts go around social media in early November. And, to be fair, there’s no disputing that it’s a factual statement. It’s also a needed one. Overly panicked responses to election results reveal that our faith may be a little bit too grounded in the things of this world.
Jesus’ ultimate rule doesn’t mean He’s indifferent to the results of our elections.
The Bible pretty clearly outlines what He expects of governments and peoples. It also shows we should desire that they would choose those things.
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4).
Thank you Jack, very good comments and perspective.
Thank you. David Lipscomb’s book, On Civil Government: Its Origin, Mission, and Destiny, and the Christian’s Relation to It, written after the Civil war, has provided me with cleareyed perspective on the distinction between Civil Government and the Devine Government of God. https://www.amazon.com/Civil-Government-Christians-Discipleship-Stone-Campbell-ebook/dp/B007INNZZO/ref=sr_1_1?crid=BWIUZBB3GAHI&keywords=david+lipscomb&qid=1668097687&sprefix=david+lipscom%2Caps%2C820&sr=8-1
I’m actually a strong critic of Lipscomb’s work. He starts with the unfounded premise that all government exists in rebellion to God, a direct contradiction of Romans 13.
Jack, I dearly appreciate the Bible based articles you post here. They are directly from the Bible and totally applicable to the current dilemmas we are in as a country and the world. Thank you for standing on the truth and proclaiming the truth without apologizing. Please keep it up and GODSPEED!
Thank you for saying so, glad they’re a blessing!
I have been trying to reach Jack Wilkie for a while and have not been able too.