Thursday, July 16, 2015

God and Government

Paul Green has an excellent essay on God and government -

Outside of these principles, no party can rightfully exercise dominion over another, without violation of the original created order. On a small scale, we call those who do so anyway, “busybodies”. When the same behaviour grows in scale and in numbers, the word becomes “government”.
Being a busybody, or “meddler in other people’s affairs” as one translation puts it, is ranked in the Bible alongside the offences of murder and theft, because such violations go hand in hand. It may not often be heard from church pulpits, but it is clearly written in 1 Peter 4:15:
“…let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters

Give it a read.

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