With the Wisconsin fiasco in full swing, we need to know what the BIBLE SAYS about Government’s duties. Should secular Governments be employing TEACHERS, SOCIAL WORKERS, DOCTORS, NURSES ETC. ETC.???? The BIBLE ANSWER IS NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
Here’s what the BIBLE SAYS SECULAR (= THIS WORLDLY) GOVERNMENTS SHOULD DO:
A) ROMANS 13. 3-4: 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
Here you can see Saint Paul, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit gives secular government ONLY TWO FUNCTIONS — that is
1) PRAISE those who do good (verse 3)
2) EXECUTE WRATH against those who do evil (verse 4)
PRAISING is a propaganda thing, not an action thing.
The only action thing ordained by God is to EXECUTE WRATH ON EVILDOERS. Good and evil are defined by the Law of God summed up in the 10 Commandments (not human ethics or government decree). This is ALL Governments are allowed to do. They are not ordained to look after your children, to educate your children, to psychologically counsel you, to nurse you when you are sick. All these things should be done therefore by PRIVATE businesses or services, preferably, of course, SOLID BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIAN operations.
The same 2 FUNCTIONS of secular Government are found in another place in the New Testament 1 Peter 2. 13-14:
“13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.”
Notice again the same two things ordained by God for governors:
1) PRAISING those who do well
2) PUNISHING evildoers.
This is God’s plan for government. Therefore the ONLY services allowed by God to be paid for by the Government and supported by taxpayers dollars are the military, police and such-like services geared to PUNISHING EVILDOERS. It is not their job to read people’s minds and detect “hate” — it is their job to PUNISH EVIL WHEN THEY SEE EVIL BEING DONE VISIBLY and evil is defined by the 10 Commandments. It’s because Government is out of control and interfering in realms it has nothing to do with that the economy of America and the rest of the world is ruined. BACK TO GOD’S WORD, BACK TO THE BIBLE, BACK TO FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST AND AWAY WITH THE NEO-ETHICS OF THE HIPPY GENERATION.