When it comes to the role of Government who is in charge? Who makes all the rules? Wasn’t it Jesus who said “My Kingdom is not of this world” and what does that mean?
Gary DeMar the president of American Vision sat down with The Chocolate Knox and talked about the meaning of John 18:36 and the extent of Satan’s rule today on earth.
In addition to being the president of American Vision, Gary DeMar is also the author of the nearly 800 page book “God and Government” which is made to “prepare a whole new generation to take on the political and religious battles confronting Christians today”
About the Book:
“The battle today is over lordship. The issue of politics today is the issue of sovereignty. Who is the Lord of all of life to whom man must give his total allegiance, Christ or Caesar? The answer to this question is the difference between liberty and slavery, justice and tyranny.
The critical issue of our day is the relationship of Jesus Christ and His Word to our political and legal system in the United States. Who has jurisdiction over every aspect of American society, Jesus Christ or the State? Is this to be a nation founded on the precepts of the Bible or one founded on the shifting sands of humanism? The only faithful answer that a Bible believing Christian can give is this: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:12). “For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; He will save us” (Isaiah 33:22). Benjamin Franklin, addressing the Constitutional Convention, quoted Psalm 127:1: “Unless the Lord builds a house, they labor in vain who build it.” – Gary DeMar from his book God and Government.
From the Book:
In developing a just judicial system, an unchanging standard of law is fundamental. Such a standard would legislate impartially among rich and poor, the majority and the minority, the weak and the strong, and the small and the great. Justice would not be defined in terms of who can wield the greatest power or make the loudest noise. Justice is an immovable standard that judges between a man and his neighbor: “If a powerful and evil man, class, or group can push an innocent man out of his property, or in any way abuse him, the evil is compounded if they can command the state to help them in their theft . . . The courts must transcend the passions of the day. It must represent a law-order which judges the entire social order, and this is possible only if the judges represent God, not the people or the state.” The law should be no respecter of persons. The people, as well as the courts, must act in terms of that immutable higher law, the law of God.
A nation’s judicial system rests on law—the law of God or the law of man. There is no neutrality. When man’s law prevails we can expect God’s law to be invalidated (Mark 7:8, 13). Satan attacked God on the basis of His law: “Indeed, has God said, “‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden?'” (Genesis 3:1). He appealed to Adam and Eve to be a law unto themselves—to “be like God” (v. 5).”
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