42. THE PASTOR - Patrick Norris - Politics: Is Government Good or Evil?
Welcome to Episode #42 of the Red Ink Revival Leadership Podcast. Today’s episode begins by looking at a template of how we could approach any candidate’s policies. Then we look at whether the Government is designed by God for good, or if it is a demonically dominated construct.
Does “turn the other cheek” mean to become a pacifist? When the wilderness temptation of Jesus happened, with ideas of Satan giving Jesus the kingdoms of the earth, was that actual grounds for believing all government is purposed for evil? How do we make sense of Romans 13, where civil servants are “ministers for good?” Do all civil servants with all actions fit into this box? What about Hitler, Saddam Hussein, or Kim Jong-Un? Are they ministers for good? Where we fall on government structures and their purpose actually does systematically impact our positions on policy.
I didn’t get the chance to wrap this episode up with the content I’d hoped. So, I will pick it up and conclude it in next week’s episode. In that episode I will leverage the ideas in this episode and apply it to things like “Defunding Police,” “Sanctuary Cities,” “Gun Control” and more.
I do pray this episode will serve as a help to organizes thoughts and ideas around politics.
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Edited and produced by Evan (Emac) McAlister.