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Let's Hear it for a Christian Theocracy

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Skwim, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Skwim

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    Theocracy: a system of government in which the clergy rules in the name of God or a god.


    Christians, assuming that such a theocracy would be in complete alignment with your beliefs would you trade it for your current form of government?

    Why?

    Why not?


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  2. Kemosloby

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    If it was by appointment of God, such as fullfilling the prophecy of Isaiah yes. But if it was conceived by men with motives of greed or power then no. How would you know the difference? If it was a good government, fair and righteous then it is of God and acceptable.

    Isaiah 1:26
    "Then I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city."

    Isaiah 9:7
    There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.
     
  3. The Emperor of Mankind

    The Emperor of Mankind I poop out warp storms just coz...

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    One problem with that is who gets to decide what is "good government, fair and righteous"? The bishops, priests and other clergy who make up the theocracy. Layfolk like you and I wouldn't get a say. So whatever is "fair and righteous" in the sight of your god will only ever be down to subjective human interpretation unless Yahweh comes down from Heaven to inform us personally.

    Also, which version of Christianity would you be comfortable with becoming state doctrine? There are plenty to choose from.
     
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    In order to have peace everybody would have to agree it was fair and righteous. Christianity states it is not by a written code but by the spirit. So you could have any doctrine you want as long as people ignore it and do the right thing.
     
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    That is not what I understand God's theocracy to mean. If all we got in a theocracy was more rule dictated by men, I would decline.
     
  6. Shiranui117

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    No, because the Lord said, "My kingdom is not of this world."

    I also have a few grey areas in my beliefs where I'm not quite sure what my answer to such political questions would be, so it would be unwise of me to sign up for a government that agrees wholeheartedly with me. So long as there are disagreements on certain issues where both sides have solid arguments in their favor and you cannot fault either, a republic is the only way to go.
     
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    I think it may have been 2003 when I first met USA Republican Party 2008 Presidential hopeful Mr. Jimothy Mason...........
    I quoted him in my 2004 campaign for Municipal Councillor.........


    I had introduced Mr. Mason to the historical fact that President Lincoln had saved American taxpayers FOUR BILLION DOLLARS in interest payments and yes.... he knew that he could use this in his campaign.

    Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy

    Melvin Sickler:
    We are now living in an age when it is possible........
    for Christians in 2017..... to look back at how anti-Semitic we were......
    in 1939.... when the M. S. St. Louis was turned away from Florida......
    and Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada ........
    and we can ARTISTICALLY wallow in our guilt.......
    and the footage has the potential to become quite valuable over the coming years, decades... and yes... .even centuries.......
     
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