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I believe John The Baptist’s ministry was the beginning of significant change in gov’t administration.
Here is how God instituted the application of Religion to Politics – a progression that culminated in “What I call, “The 3BR. Let’s see how God started this movement through John The Baptist by reading Luke 3: 12-20
Luke 12Tax collectors also came to be baptized and said to him, “Teacher, what shall we do?” 13And he said to them, “Collect no more than you are authorized to do.” 14Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.” 15As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, 16John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 17His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” 18So with many other exhortations he preached good news to the people. 19But Herod the tetrarch, who had been reproved by him for Herodias, his brother’s wife, and for all the evil things that Herod had done, 20added this to them all, that he locked up John in prison.
In Luke 3: 7 When crowds were coming to hear what God was saying through John the Baptist, God’s message began influencing culture.
Luke 3:12 When Tax collectors, publicans and official government administrative sinners came to John The Baptist and Christ, God’s message began influencing government and the administration of government services. People in those operations no longer would be able to follow orders that went against God’s commands. Redeemed, blood bought people of Christ become loyal to God’s plan – not government’s guiles. Click To Tweet
Luke 3: 14 When soldiers came to John, God’s message began influencing military and the administration of military operations. People in military service would no longer be able to follow orders that went against God’s commands.
Conversion to Christ and The Ministry of God’s Word, changes people who change culture which influences every aspect of life, including politics. Redeemed, blood bought people of Christ become loyal to God’s plan – not government’s guiles.
Thus politics never ignores religion. Thus Herod jailed John The Baptist. Rarely in the history of the world has Government ever separated itself from influencing religion. Gov’t always seeks ways to control religion as a means of deceiving and controlling the people.
John The Baptist knew this, as did God’s other Bible prophets. Thus God proactively used them to influence the government – for that is how “we the people’ get lifted up in Liberty.
America’s Founding Fathers created that wall of separation, so government cannot influence the Christianity they established as the guide of American government, civic life and politics.
Those who want to control American government, as a vehicle for the one-world totalitarian control have schemed to manipulate US (We the People) into separating our religion from our politics. That is the way things operate in China and Russia and in Cuba and other socialist, communist, totalitarian states. We must not wake up and not let that continue to happen here. This PEW showing how the Bible lifts us up in liberty.