This morning I was praying for Prince Charles and the rest of the Royal family – how sad for them that Prince Philip has died, even at such a great age as he was. Charles is not young, and he will be feeling the passing of time right now as he contemplates how best to support his mother, the Queen, and chart the best course for the future for the Royal Family.
It is, of course, through royal excesses that we ended up with a parliament – an elected house, and a House of Lords as well.
But you will not find the idea of democracy in the bible. It simply isn’t there. There is God, and when we rejected Him and His Chief Priest, we ended up with a King. God warned us just how a monarch would behave, what he would take, and how he would oppress the people. We were warned, but apparently we wanted a King.
When royal excess became too much for some, there was a revolt, and democracy was brought in. Initially in a limited form – after all, women didn’t get the vote until 1918 (and even then, only women over 30). Over the years, democracy has even been expanded to include illegal immigrants (yes, that’s the United States in 2020!). In the UK you still need at least your voting card to vote in person (and of course, postal votes can be a route to voter fraud anywhere).
At times we see in the bible that “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” So people did what they wanted – and today we see something perhaps worse than that.
For, as I prayed for the Royal Family, I thought about how democracy doesn’t just allow us to change rules and laws (something which God says we are not to do), but enforces the “morality” of the majority onto the rest of us, by law. This is so very wrong – this is causing the modern-day censorship of our bibles. No, our bibles are still in print, and we can read the words, but woe betide you if you dare preach about homosexuality being a sin, either on the street or in a church – you will be declared guilty of a hate crime.
How has it come to this?
When everyone has a vote, the real leaders are not those who receive the votes, but those who sway or mould public opinion. In the case of the UK and US that is the media. More and more it’s in the hands of the tech giants – Google, Facebook and Twitter, to name but a few.
Democracy has eroded our right to free speech. We have no rights, no laws – nothing with protects the bible, nothing which protects those who want to walk in obedience to our God. We are at the whim of those who effectively repress the truth of the word of God. We are at the whim of sinners and fools who are going into the lake of fire, and think we are wrong to resist their sins.
But who will save us from democracy?
Having destroyed the power of the sovereign, and sold us the incompetence of our governments, we can be sure that the beast system will bring us a leader – an anti Christ – a man of lawlessness – to lead the people wholesale into destruction.
Get right with God today – renounce sin (lawlessness). Repent – turn back from your sin and walk in His ways. Give all Glory to the Most High God, YHWH!
May God have mercy on us.