|Biblical Principles for Government|
Why does Britain have a House of Lords and a House of Commons? Why does the USA separate their government into three branches - Executive, Legislative and Judicial? Why does Switzerland have a citizens army? These and many other questions are answered by seeing the ten principles of freedom modeled in the Bible.
Many people labour under the illusion that the Bible has nothing to say concerning social structures, constitutional models or political affairs. However, while approximately 29% of the Bible deals with our personal lives, 71% deals with social, political and national issues.
God established, as an example, in the government of Israel, ten key principles of freedom:
“He knows not how to rule a kingdom, that cannot manage a Province; nor can he wield a Province, that cannot order a City; nor he order a City, that knows not how to regulate a Village, nor he a Village, that cannot guide a Family, nor can that man govern well a Family that knows not how to govern himself, neither can any govern himself unless his reason be lord, and his will and appetite her vassals; nor can reason rule unless herself be ruled by God and wholly be obedient to Him.”
Dr Peter Hammond is the author of "South Africa - Renaissance or Reformation?"