If Jesus is Lord, then Herod is not.
If Jesus is Lord, then Caesar is not.
God kept his word and destroyed those who did not recognise the Lordship of his Son. Herod’s power was destroyed in AD 70. Then the Father destroyed the Roman Empire.
Unfortunately, the Church missed the point. It tried to prop up the Roman empire, by establishing the Holy Roman empire. The Church has been trying to maintain the power of the state ever since, because we do not understand the Kingdom of God. If Jesus is King, then the state is not.
The universial Roman Empire under Christian principles lasted for nearly a thousand years.
- The state protected the church.
- Christianity legitimized the state.
The lesson has not been learnt yet. Christians are still trying to use the political system to advance the Kingdom of God. We must learn that for the Kingdom of God to come in its fullness, the modern political system will have to be destroyed. The system is already destroying itself, but I am not sure that Christians are willing to let it go.