Saturday, March 18, 2006

Sovereignty (1)

The modern focus on democracy assumes that either the government or the people can decide what is correct or appropriate behaviour. That is not true The state cannot decide what is right and wrong. Humans do not have authority to decide morality. God is our creator, so all morality must start with his sovereignty. Right and wrong originate in his character. He is the only one who can decree what is correct behaviour.

God has already given us a perfect code of behaviour in his word and his law. He has expressed his standard of morality in the Bible, and especially in the law. If followed, it will produce individual blessing and harmony in the nation. However the human problem has always been a problem of behaviour and not one of knowledge. We always know what is right; it is written on our hearts. Our problem is doing what is right.

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