Self-Government


Self-Government

I watched a few minutes of the impeachment hearing yesterday (9/17/19), and what a circus that was. If we can’t hold our leaders accountable, then perhaps, we have lost the ability to govern ourselves; the grand experiment has failed.


In my early years in school, they told me democracy is a “government of the people, by the people and for the people.” It is not a theocracy, monarchy, dictatorship, oligarchy which have all been tried and failed. Democracy is perhaps the youngest kid on the block, but this kid might not reach adulthood, because she is fighting with all her siblings and can’t get anything done.

Democracy is perhaps the most difficult form of government, because humans have free will and everyone wants to go his or her own way. May be, that’s why the kingdom of God is not a democracy, because there are those who would think Satan would make a good choice to be God; he gives more freedom.

Speaking of the devil, do you know he is the head of his own kingdom? And it is not a democracy. Nobody elected or appointed Satan to be devil. He is self-appointed. Nobody would choose him to be devil. But if you had the chance to vote for a different devil, who would you choose. We, at least, know the devil we have. There is no telling the one we would get should the universe call for an election.


Theocracy Could Work

The reason theocracy could work–the God who sits on the throne has to own everything, like heaven and earth and everything in between. He is all powerful, all knowing, present everywhere at the same time, and nobody elected or appointed Him. It sounds like the God we already have; as for me there is no need to change.

Why do I think theocracy will work? Read the last three chapters of the last book of the Bible (Revelation 20, 21, 22). Satan is permanently put in prison, God relocates to earth, no more suffering, disease and death, no more wars, no more greed. No more Wall Street or government cheese.

Trust me utopia is near, but it won’t come about with government as we know it today. Until then I challenge you to become an Agent of Peace. Check out my three-volume training course on conflict resolution for churches, seminaries, divinity schools, Bible Colleges and for small group study at: michaeldewar.com

Published by The Dwelling Place

I am, Michael Dewar, author and director of Dwelling Place and the chief writer. Professionally, I am pastor, Bible teacher, mentor in the spiritual life, a specialist and consultant in church and family conflicts.

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