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.
February 26, 2010
Words From the Fire: Hearing the Voice of God in the 10 Commandments
If God has spoken, then the highest human aspiration must be to hear what the Creator has said. God has indeed spoken, through the Ten Commandments, and Al Mohler explores this revelation of God and the implications for His people. The promise is to hear, to obey, and to live. These “Ten Words” tell us who God is and what His people should look like.