What Form Of Government?

Brother Michael Brooks, one of the writers for Forthright Magazine, (see bio here - scroll down pg.) has written this above titled article about the different kinds of government and what kind of government works best for a society.

Brother Brooks brings out the fact that "electoral corruption takes many formsone of those forms being "by candidates shouting insults and threats at one another instead of describing what benefits their election would bring to their people."

Sad to say that we are seeing the above form being currently played out in the form of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, as they vie for the top political office in the land.

As brother Brooks brings out, the best form of government is a theocracy — where God rules in the affairs of men. As brother Brooks states regarding a present-day theocracy:

"a theocracy does exist in two senses. First, in that all government gains its existence and authority from God (Romans 13:1ff). Christians may submit to presidents, kings, or dictators knowing that their power is limited and controlled by the Almighty One. God really is in charge. No matter what evil human rulers might do, God will adjust its eventual outcome (Romans 8:28)."

Beloved, regardless of whatever form of government, the bottom line is this: The Lord is still "King of kings and Lord of lords" (Revelation 19:16). And as brother Brooks astutely points out in the last remarks of his good article: "Therefore no matter who wins the elections (in whatever country and year), or who rises to power through coup or war, God is and will be sovereign. “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8).

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets