Jul 6, 2017

God's Single Authorization Of Human Government

Chosen by and representing the people.
If Governments did only what God authorized, there would be safety, peace.... and a balanced budget.

"And surely your blood of your lives will I require ... at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man, shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man." Genesis 9:5-6.
The word, "man" in these two verses translated from the original Hebrew word for "adam", means "mankind", the human race, each and every society, state or nation of human beings. This statement, designating responsibility for the life and safety of every individual, is here assigned to human, civil, government, which is the original, foundational authorization and command for every major body of people to institute a civil, human government. The people's government was to be chosen by the people and charged to make laws, enforce laws, and judge lawbreakers who hurt or killed other people. God's reasoning for Civil government was that it was for protecting and securing justice for those created in His own image. He concludes this Civil Law Authority with His reason ... being ... "Because each human was created in God's own image ... and therefore ... an unjustified attack upon any human was an indirect attack upon God Himself. Thus, "the sanctity of life". Capital Punishment was the foundation of all lesser Civil Laws.

That, my friends, is the only divine authorization of human, civil government... to protect life and punish those who violate the life and safety of others. If governments did only that, the nations of the world would not be bankrupt and approaching total collapse. At which time, they will no longer be able to accomplish the one thing God authorized them to do.
That is why 2 Samuel 23:3, speaking of civil magistrates, warns, "He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God." 
The Apostle Paul expanded upon this subject in Romans 13:1-7. In these verses, Paul implores Christians to obey the laws, and show respect to such governments as our Christian forefathers established upon these precepts. 
The American System of Justice has gone astray from our Constitution's just demands for the life and safety of our citizens and so, is coming apart. The only remedy is a spiritual revival which leads to civil law justice and peace.

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