The Government of God

12/21/20 at 06:00 AM | Published Under Charis Staff

by Barry Bennett

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” 

The principles that guided the founding of our nation transcend the frailties of the men who were inspired to declare them. Human weaknesses do not invalidate the understanding and acknowledgment of truth, and the vision for a government that recognizes such truth. 

The ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence are divine and eternal but can only be realized by recognizing and declaring the ultimate Lordship of Jesus, the Creator and Author of these truths. 

 - “All men are created equal.”    

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” —Galatians 3:26-28 

- The right to “Life.” 

“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.” —John 1:4 

- The right to “Liberty.” 

“If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  —John 8:31-32 

- The right to “the pursuit of Happiness.” 

“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” —John 15:11-12 

While the founding ideals of our nation are filled with the understanding of the heart of God, those who refuse to acknowledge Him will seek to redefine those ideals to accommodate the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life (See 1 John 2:16). 

Our Republic will only endure as long as the governed desire and stand for the eternal values of the Creator.