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33 Politics and Bible Proverbs

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Wisdom gives one social skills of know how, in order to relate both to people and to God. Politics as per proverbs is meant to eschew wickedness in society, by using wisdom over the wicked, whose Ethics are derived from what is right in their own eyes and whose morals may include killing the innocent.

Ethics does not set absolute values, but religion does. Ethics in itself has no authority. If there is no God, then there are no absolute standards and this thus allows for relativism.

 Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy defines relativism as:

Relativism, roughly put, is the view that truth and falsity, right and wrong, standards of reasoning, and procedures of justification are products of differing conventions and frameworks of assessment and that their authority is confined to the context giving rise to them.

If you read the above between the lines, its essentially saying that ethics are situational, and thus change depending on the context. Christianity however sets absolute standards where ethics are concerned, regardless of the context.

So what type of ethical Government will govern us as a people? It will either be the value and ethics of scripture or the values and ethics of the pragmatic person, who has no absolute right or wrong; one could say the ethics of common sense rather than the ethics of Christianity.

Relative values are always determined by consequences of what gives one pleasure, and what is right in one’s own eyes; this is unlike Christian ethics, which we believe come directly from God in the Pentateuch. Whether we like them or not is irrelevant, and we consider them absolute.

Good Samaritan

Watts- Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37 

Separation of church and state. Government should not interfere with the peoples right to worship, however as a Christian country our ethics are based on Christ as should the values espoused by the government. Christians belong first to the Kingdom of God and secondly to the state. It is incumbent upon us to take from the Kingdom and apply to the state

God gave rulers the sword and the power to uphold righteousness. The government restrains anarchy and evil. If the government represents God, then it has the authority of God behind it. But if it steps out from under God, the it has no real authority behind it and should be challenged. Even at home, if the parents disobey God, then the children can disobey the parents; these are proverbs to live by.

Why get involved in politics? It is inevitable and inescapable and in a democracy, we all rule and exercise our rule through the ballot. Politics is a form of spiritual war, all aimed at restraining evil; if we do not vote, we inadvertently vote for the wicked. Finally, the world is full of fools, mockers, sluggards and the like, who will continue to have their cake and eat it if the community of believers fails to participate in Politics.

We must participate in government because it is there to establish righteousness. Christian political activity is salt and light in a depraved world, we should thus be involved in politics.

Wise and Foolish Virgins

 Wainwright- Wise and Foolish Virgins Matt 25:1-13



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