Perhaps those reading my blog might be offended that I made an argument for Romney over Obama. If that’s the case, I would hope that people would give me the courtesy of allowing me to state my opinions clearly and honestly without writing me off. It is the American way to admit multiple viewpoints, a time-honored tradition that was codified by the 1st Amendment to our Constitution in 1791. In our system, we do our best research to select the candidates and laws that we believe are best for the common good of our country. Sometimes we are on the winning side. Sometimes we are on the losing side. But it is not the end of our world when we lose politically. And as Christians, it is certainly not the end of our world if our political party loses; we should never place our faith in politicians but rather always in our awesome God. Our system is a very wise one with so much power dispersed to the people and room for so many differing opinions. I have always counted among my friends those on both sides of the so-called political aisle. At a certain point, we can always agree to disagree. Since we “see through a glass darkly,” I believe that we may all find in time that we are wrong, at least on some points of truth or fact, so it’s best to remain humble with our opinions.
Getting back to the government as god topic, until the secularists in education such as John Dewey started pushing their “progressive” stale, legalistic doctrine of humanist and purely secular schools, the purpose of most schools across the nation had been to develop the Christian character and produce good citizens. In the naturalistic, pessimistic world of modern education, that grand goal has been reduced to helping you to get a good job and earn a decent paycheck. Of course, there is nothing wrong with having a good job and being successful, but the entire materialistic mindset is wrong. If you start out your educational system by focusing on material gain, leaving out character development of the person, you will frequently produce cynical, relativistic people. Not only would such a secular system predictably produce, and not only has it produced, many people of a dysfunctional moral character, but the whole system will, in time, start a slow self-destructive disintegration into chaos, inefficiency, and corruption. A house, city, or kingdom divided against itself cannot stand (Mat. 12:25). All institutions that are secular will never stand because they must resort to legalism to provide a semblance of order, the same amoral system that Satan probably uses to maintain order within the ranks of his demon followers. But legalism is rules torn loose from the moral foundation that gives them sense, meaning, and power. Legalism always ends in absurdity. It’s not hard to find examples of crazy stories of senseless action forced by legalism in human history, in our own modern government, and in our own current judicial system.