A theocracy will never work except under Christ during the…
A theocracy will never work except under Christ during the Millennium. I dread a government run by “Christians”. Look at the Inquisition for hints as to how that would go. But at the same time secular government also has its problems. But at least with secular government there is the possibility of freedom of expression, which is very important. We may not like it that homosexuals, and other “sinners”, can freely live as they choose, but their freedom to live as they choose also guarantees our freedom to live as we choose.
Scripture to think about while examining this matter…
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
– Romans 13:1
Jesus answered [speaking to Pilate], “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above.”
– John 19:11
By me kings reign…
– Proverbs 8:15
…he removes kings, and sets up kings…
– Daniel 2:21
Then God removed Saul and made David their king…
— Acts 13:22
No one … can exalt themselves. It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.
– Psalms 75:6-7
…the Most High has power over human kingdoms. He gives them to whomever he wishes.
– Daniel 4:17
The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; he guides it wherever he pleases.
– Proverbs 21:1
But the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart and he would not listen to Moses and Aaron…
– Exodus 9:12
Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority…
– 1 Peter 2:13
Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves… For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
– Romans 13:2-5
They set up kings without my consent; they choose princes without my approval.
– Hosea 8:4