A Biblical View of Government
From the book Understanding the Times by David A. Noebel:
The Bible portrays the proper rule of good government as one of administering justice (Jeremiah 23:5; Amos 5:15), protecting the weak from the bully, the poor from the rich and powerful (Isaiah 3:13-14; Amos 2:6; 5:12), the innocent from the guilty (Romans 13:3); promoting equality before the law (Acts 10:34; Exodus 23:6); working diligently to restrain evil; protecting the body politic from hostile invasion (2 Chronicles 26:9-15)... human government was instituted by God to protect man's unalienable rights from mankind's sinful tendencies (Genesis 9:6; Romans 13:1-7). Human nature being what it is, man will attempt to infringe on his fellow man's rights in an effort to improve his own life, therefore a political system must exist to protect rights and keep these evil tendencies at bay... Most everyone believes that furthering justice is an important task of the state, but the Christian sees justice as the principal reason for the state's very existence.
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