The foundation of our political system is that governments are ordained by God, have limited, defined authority, and hold their authority “from the consent of the governed.” Elected officials are legally bound to uphold the written laws; this is their only commission. If elected officials do not uphold the laws, they lose their moral authority and become lawless. They are not commissioned to do what their constituents want, remake society, or foment social upheaval.
From the Pastor's Desk
It may seem like a strange time to consider a husband’s love for his wife, but I wonder how many rioters, power-hungry politicians, and liberty-forsaking citizens grew up seeing the love of Christ lived out by their fathers? How many frustrated men and women in the church grew up witnessing Christ’s beautiful, transforming love in their fathers so that they were attracted to the old paths of Christian truth rather than the new ones of revolution? Disengaged husbands, abusive husbands, or sentimental husbands eventually create societal chaos.