Democracy vs. the Kingdom of God

posted: February 01, 2006 Twitter Facebook Print   |   ... more

It's quite interesting to watch Christians as they fight for democracy. They promote it as if it's God's plan for man. The problem is that democracy is very anti-God.

Consider the very definition of democracy. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, a democracy is:

"a: government by the people; especially rule of the majority; b: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections."

The word democracy is derived from two ancient Greek words demos ("the people") and kratos ("strength").

Now consider the definition of the Kingdom of God:

God alone rules over the entire universe. He answers to no man or authority. In fact, He is the only authority. He alone rules; the majority does not. The people have no say in the way they are governed by God. The supreme power lies in the hands of the Supreme Being alone.

Look at the recent elections in Israel that put the Hamas terrorist organization in control (although there is no difference between them and Fatah, the terrorist organization that previously controlled the Palestinian Authority.) The elections were hailed by the world as being very "democratic". Except for the fact that Hamas was elected. But that is what the people wanted and so that is what they got. It was all very "democratic". Consider also that the Nazis came to power by a democratic election and the current leaders of Iran were chosen in a democratic election.

Nevertheless, when the Kingdom of God is established on earth, all governments — democracies, dictatorships, monarchies, etc. — will be destroyed.

So why is it that Christians fight for something that will be destroyed at the Lord's coming? Why is it they want to rule over themselves rather than have God rule over them? I fear that many 'Christians' will be shocked when the Kingdom of God is established in Jerusalem, in the midst of the earth. The Lord will reign and He alone will be king. There will not be any other authority as He will be the only authority. Nobody will have a say in His government. He will not hold elections. That is not the type of government that 'Christians' have fought to establish these past 2,000 years. However, it's time to wake up and see the reality of what is happening.

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