Obedience to God is not statism, nor “like” it

The difference between God and the state is that the state is built by fallible humans who have been proven in every case in history to foul things up.

“Love thy neighbor as thyself” and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” are principles that bind true believers to such behavior. To put it another way, such behavior (it’s libertarian-plus, really) is a marker of a true Christian believer. If it doesn’t meet up with those principles it isn’t a Christian thing.

That means, from Biblical thinking (Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22), the political implication of belief in the Biblical God, is really (speaking about societal organization) anarchism. Not just anarchism, but throw in Thou Shalt Not Steal and some of Jesus’ “parables”, and you get private property as a good thing.

Yes Acts 2 and Acts 4, I’ve lived that in Christian communities I’ve worked with, that grew out of and with, the Jesus People movement. That’s how the Catholic orders originated that have vows of poverty.

When the Israelites wanted Samuel to anoint a king for them, Samuel (and then God) told them they would be sorry. And they moaned and groaned for centuries until Jesus came on the scene.

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