What people are really ignorant about governments?
I am not a credentialed theologian, I do not have to. Anyone can know these things as well. A lot of people do not know what should be our attitude toward governments, especially unreasonable critics, and foolish bashers. Sorry for my words. I just can’t stand these anymore. It was like fire shut up in my bones and I could not stay. Let’s call this for a while righteous indignation. If you think God has nothing to do with politics, you are gravely mistaken- He is. We are living in an age of exhibitionism and we better not flaunt our ignorance in the social media. Next time, don’t be hasty like a fool who rush in. Study. Research, be still and know that He is God.
First of all, governments are ordained of God. This means it demands on us, respect. Meaning, if it is ordained of God, the best thing we can do is support it, instead of criticizing it. Certainly, there are foolish rulers but God can deal with them since He is the one who appointed them. People who voted are only instruments to make that happen. Yes! Bastiat said that governments are fiction, but since we are here, we have to follow.
In Daniel 2:21, said: (KJV)
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
From another version: (NLT)
He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars.
Second, government leaders are ordained of God and were authorized to execute judgment on them that do evil. So why to resist the powers that are ordained of God to send justice on them which do evil. Why should we react if we are doing right? Could it be we reacted because we are doing wrong? Contemplate on this thing. When was the last time that you do right and someone tries to harm you, but the snare did not work against you, but against your enemies; this is because you do what is right and there is no way anyone can harm you so long as you are right. If anybody does, then that someone could be on the other side who is really the enemy who is trying to do you harm so that you cannot bring justice on them.
In Romans 13, New International Version (NIV)
Submission to Governing Authorities
13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
Third, what we should do with the current administration? We were told by God that we should pray for kings so that we can live a peaceful life. They are the ones who protect us, especially in securing our religious freedom, so that we can worship God in peace and harmony, without interfering with us in doing so. We should support our leaders through prayer so that he can make wise decisions. They are mere mortal human being like us. They are compassed with weaknesses as well just like any of us, otherwise, they are gods or angels. Even angels fail, it is expected that there will be no perfect human leaders.
In 1 Timothy 2:1–2, said: (BBS)
1First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men
3This is good and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior,…
Fourth, why worry about the president’s decisions? You shouldn’t since God installed them in power, it does not mean that God has any connection with them anymore. God is still in control. The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of waters, He turneth them whithersoever He will.
In Proverbs 21: 1, said: (KJV)
The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
Fifth, this has something to do why the president found our model nation to be no longer trustworthy. There have been many reasons. It could be because of greed, deceptions, and economic reasons, not to mention the historical injustice which our president has often preach. We are rich in Gold (Hard Metal)and Oil (Liquid Gold)and the model nation, seems to be interested with those. In effect, they created a way to spy that out through military exercises. This is only a facade and they have a deeper reason behind all these military exercises. According to Bucky Fuller in his book “Grunch of Giants” CIA means Capitalism Intelligence Agency/Armies or something like it if my memory serves me right. Not only these, there are many reasons. It seems they positioned in us to siphon our natural wealth. Moreover, they are careless with their financial system that China could no longer trust them. They put too much toxic in the financial system. Aside from that, Bucky Fuller said that most skyscrapers in New York are no longer owned by our model nation but foreigners like Japanese, Chinese and Arabians. In short, it has been a bankrupt nation for so long and all you see were illusions created by the FED (Bretton Woods, 1971, Mandrake Mechanism, Bail outs, Stimulus Package, Quantitative Easing). Sadly the rest of the world is affected. This is why they are losing respect around the world. It’s the fall and decline of them. Just recently the Pledge Allegiance was banned in public school by the president. There you have them. These could be one of the silent reasons why they are no longer respected in the world.
In closing, Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord (Proverbs 33:12). Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people(Proverbs 14:34). When righteous rules the city rejoices (Proverbs 29:2). That model nation will cease to be great if they ignore what Alexis De Tocqueville said in “Democracy in America”, and you be the judge:
I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors…; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution.
Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.
America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.
The safeguard of morality is religion, and morality is the best security of law as well as the surest pledge of freedom.
The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other
Christianity is the companion of liberty in all its conflicts — the cradle of its infancy, and the divine source of its claims.
If America will be great and respected again of the world, let it not wallow in greed and deceptions.
Jethro A. Jimenez, MEDSPED, MSSPED, Homeschooler