Government Expectations

The present political climate in the United States reveals a wide range of expectations of the government.  Some citizens desire an expansive government that provides solutions to many of the problems of its citizenry.  Other citizens expect a limited government that stays within the boundaries of narrowly-defined duties.  The Scriptures themselves present two dangerous scenarios: an expansive government that wields too much power and a weak government that does not wield enough power.  On today’s show, Dr. Mohler argues that government is not only necessary but also is good because it is ordained by God.  It is when government either exceeds its God-given responsibilities or does not meet them that it fails its citizens.  Thus, Christian expectations of government cannot be shaped by the culture but by the Word of God.