Thanks Jeff for this. This message is very timely as we face both sate and federal elections here in Queensland, Australia.
Although the Bible avoids politics, your beliefs about the Bible’s message will shape your political beliefs.
In a humble effort to make a very complex and muddled idea simple(r), and to more than likely offend everyone, let me step in some hot water!
The Bible says human nature is messed up. The heart is wicked and deceptive. The Bible’s solution to this problem is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The wicked heart of humanity cannot be controlled. We must be given a new heart.
Although most Christians would agree in theory with this message (it is the Gospel after all), in practice most Christians don’t believe this one bit.
If the Bible’s message is true and our only hope is to receive a new heart, then we must conclude that other efforts to control the heart will fall short. Thus, we can not put our trust in laws, rulers, governments…
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