How Does God Govern Fallen Humanity?

What political philosophy and what form of government may be best suited for the governance of ALL humanity – fallen and redeemed? More specifically: Is there a political philosophy which is most suited to the biblical worldview? Is there a particular form of government which inherently contains the elements of freedom of conscience and choice “in the likeness of” God’s way of governing humanity? Is there a practical politic for both those who love God and submit to His kingship, as well as all those who don’t (the majority of the earth’s population)?

According to the biblical scriptures, I see the establishment of a global totalitarian government which will exist right up to the time of the return of Christ. Therefore, I do not expect to see the establishment of a “Christian-friendly” political philosophy and government on this earth in this age. Also, from a biblical perspective, I expect every humanly-governed society to “fall short” of perfection. Never-the-less, I seek a philosophy of human government that would best co-exist with the biblical Kingdom of Heaven only for the following reason: For the teaching of such a political philosophy and form of government AS A WITNESS; and that such prophetic teaching, being contrary to the “spirit of this age” (1 Corinthians 2:6-8), might serve to ” destroy speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, … taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5); and “disarm rulers and authorities and make a public display of them”. (Colossians 2:15)

Now, with such a proposal, I am NOT advocating any political party, nor even a Christian political caucus, but rather the propagation of a political philosophy as a “quiet revolution” in the hearts and minds of men. The goals being: Clarification of the Kingdom of God and of His Christ and distinguishing it from the kingdoms of this world.

 

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