It’s one of those four-letter words. 2,600 years ago Daniel wrote:
“God controls the course of world events. He removes kings and sets up kings.” *
If the Bible defines truth, we can conclude that God is not political, but He is pro-government:
“For a Child is born to us, a Son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulder. His peace will never end. He’ll rule with fairness and justice from the throne of His ancestor David for all eternity.”**
God created everything, so He alone is qualified to decide what matters, what’s right and wrong. That should determine our voting decisions. Either we have free will, or we’re robots.
We operate in four dimensions: height, length, width and time, but God exists in infinite dimensional spaces. Because He’s in “control,” it’s not impossible for Him to simultaneously run the universe and also give us free will.
Jesus’ pals wanted Him to head up a movement that would oust the Romans and set Him up as King. But He replied,
“The Father alone has the authority to set dates and times; they’re not for you to know. But you’ll receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. You’ll be My witnesses, telling people about Me… to the ends of the earth.” ***
What’s your role and mine?
Tell everyone that JESUS has paid for and forgiven the sins of the whole world! **
Those who share your values need your vote.
God’s still in control. What a comfort!
* Daniel 2:21
** Isaiah 9:6-7
*** Acts 1:7-8