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Christianity - Making a Theocracy

The claims of the Church imply it should run the nation
 
Jesus when he was asked by a Jewish scholar, a scribe, what the greatest commandment of morality was replied as follows.
 
“The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; the Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:29-31, King James Bible).
 
God is Lord - that is he must be obeyed. The believer obeys God and only obeys men or the state in so far as they agree with God. Thus when you obey the state, it is really only God you are obeying. The state then is nothing sacred or important in itself. All that matters is God. Clearly if that is so, then the only right system of law is a theocratic one. 
 
And obviously if there is confusion about what God has revealed, it is better to risk having man-made law masquerading as divine law than to revere the state for its own sake and have a more secular law.
 
A law must punish violators of the law to be a law. God does not need to tell us to avoid murdering and stealing. If he commands us to avoid them - and Christianity says he does - then that is an attempt to compel us to obey him by making us scared of the threat of punishment. A God who compels obedience necessarily then compels us to be intolerant of atheists and secularists.
 
The Church says that God’s law is the law that counts and is superior to the law of the state. When there is a conflict the law of the state has to lose out. So the Church has no regard for the law of the land in itself. It is only valuable in so far as it agrees with God. So the Church must persecute to get absolute power over the state so that the divine and human law can become one and both complement each other perfectly.
 
Most religionists say they believe that there is no real belief in morality without God. They may say that morality is in danger where God is denied or rejected. This stance means they cannot sincerely say that Church and state, the state ignores God, should be separate. Rather, the state is inferior to the Church. It is the subject of the Church. If Roman Catholicism is the largest and dominant religion in any country it has to run that country and to hell with the rights of anybody who disagrees with it. It is the same with many other religions and with Mormonism and Islam to name two.
 
Are Christians who claim to oppose theocracy lying? They must be - if God comes first then the law should be made to fit his will and the state must be subject to divine authority. Why are they lying? Is it to cover up so that one day they might impose a theocracy on us?
 
It would be hypocrisy if the law of the land commanded belief in God and did not enforce the law as God has made it. For example, what would be the point of the law commanding belief in God when it does not make adultery illegal? That would mean that the Law is encouraging belief in God as a means to uphold morality while it refuses to let that belief stop adultery when God hates adultery? You cannot lay the law on the foundation of God and then start chopping and clipping bits away for that is weakening the foundation.
 
All legal systems are against freedom of thought when that freedom is detrimental to the legitimate freedom of others. But with theocentric religion the only concern can be God’s right to rule over us and limit our freedom especially our speech. The religionist in politics who keeps religion out of the equation is really being a split personality.
 
Jesus if he lived would have known that loving the sinner and hating the sin was nonsensical hypocrisy. The Church agrees but states that the solution Jesus offered to enable us to love the sinner was forgiveness which came about by him atoning for sin and paying for it (Handbook of Christian Apologetics, page 127). The Bible teaches that there is no real forgiving without the grace of God. It says that the unsaved are dead in sins and their good works are just self-deception for they are really evil. For an evil person to forgive another evil person would be hypocrisy and not real forgiveness but an attempt to manipulate that person and self-aggrandize the forgiver. This tells us then that only the saved can really forgive. Everybody else hates their enemy. To forgive unrepented sins is to love the sin so it is all so silly. The law needs to perform acts of mercy and forgiveness. For it to be genuine, it follows that the law needs to be based on and controlled by Christianity.
 
Religion when based on the notion of God being the only thing that ultimately matters and secularism are incompatible. Pagans who believe in fallible gods who are not all-powerful could be ardent secularists. Christians cannot be without leaving the faith behind. A Christianity that does not want a theocracy is a contradiction.
 
Secularism is not a passive tolerance of religions. Rather, religion is treated as irrelevant and in this way all religions end up being treated as equals. Religious tolerance is always arrogant for it is about a person of one faith putting up with somebody of a different faith. The other person is not considered an equal.
 
Secularism then accuses God of being irrelevant - it is the polar opposite of theocracy. There is no middle ground. Do not undermine secularism by encouraging belief in God for it implies secularism is evil.