Monday, November 21, 2016

"When a strong man armed" - Democracy vs. God


Democracy vs. God

Christ Jesus did not try to diffuse democracy.

The underlying condition of democracy is that people have right sense as well as sound commonsense.

But democracy practiced by people who do not believe in God and Christ Jesus is very different from democracy in a society where a majority of voters are believers of God.  In the former case, democracy might result in tragedy and misery, but in the latter case, the Kingdom of God might come closer.

You can play a game in democracy but you cannot in the domain of faith in God.  Democracy is a kind of power game, but in the domain of faith, power is always in God but not in people.

No matter how much democracy is advanced, it cannot reach the Kingdom of God.  But God might use democracy for some holy purpose.  At least we can measure, with democratic systems, how strongly people are affected by human, social, and political desires.  It might tell sometimes how strong they are against God.

Democracy for  people should be ultimately replaced by the rule of God, though Islamic societies show how difficult to accept and follow the rule of God over democracy to realize salvation of people.

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Luk 11:21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:
Luk 11:22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
Luk 11:23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.