Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Religion and Governance

It has been said that religion is a great help to the state in the sense that citizens who have their religion that is based on truth are a more conscientious and peaceful people. Certainly, because true religion supports such basic tenets as “do unto others as you want others do unto you” (Mt. 7:12). And true religion also teaches that “God repays everyone as his works deserve” (Mt. 16:27; Ps. 62:12). In short that’s what the common saying signifies: “you get what you deserve.”

For a conscientious people, you do not need to set so many laws or rules to guide them, since by the early training or teaching of religion, they know that as an “all-seeing eye” God knows all the secrets of the heart, the very source of good or evil desires. “It is from within that evil intentions emerge: fornication, theft, murder, adultery, avarice, malice, deceit, indecency, envy, slander, pride, folly….these make a man unclean” (Mk. 7:21).

No comments:

Post a Comment