I wrote earlier that I wanted the State to bow to Christ. I have taken a little flack for that from an anonymous commenter as well as another.
I agree with Kuyper that there is not a square inch of the universe that Christ does not look at and say ?This is Mine!? And that extends to Washington DC. I believe He is the King of the universe, and that all powers and principalities will bow before Him, including the government. I want to see His kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
In the spirit of writing about what I _do_ believe instead of what I _don’t_ believe, here are some things I do believe in as well as questions for anyone who cares to respond. I’m going to start with a few things I do _not_ believe in.
* I do not want to ?impose? Christianity by force of any kind.
* I do not want taxes going to support churches.
* I do not want other denominations or religions outlawed.
* I do not want any religious organization to have any official influence over governmental affairs, or vice versa.
* I do not want any special treatment, good or bad, accorded to anyone due to his religious convictions.
Here?s what I do believe in:
* I believe that the state should openly acknowledge that it rules as a servant of Christ. *What source of authority do you think the state should assert?*
* I believe the State should kiss the Son lest He be angry. *What stance do you think the State should take towards Christ?*
* I believe the State should respect the law of God to limit the areas of life it rules. *What measure do you believe the State should use to determine the limits of its rule?*
* When the state is governing the parts of life that it is supposed to govern, I believe the State should make laws and judgments openly based on the law of God. *What basis do you believe the State should use for making decisions?*