Mankind Was Not Created To Govern Himself Apart From God

Mankind has formed every form of Government in an attempt to better himself.  From the first human pair that rejected God’s sovereignty (right to rule) mankind has suffered miserably.  As time has passed and mankind has grown by leaps and bounds in intelligence and technology he has still not been able to have any long term success in creating a better world.  War, violence, starvation, malnutrition, disease, and death still plague our planet.

Why can’t mankind get it right?

Mankind was created to be caretakers of the earth and animal life not rulers, legislators, or judges. ( Genesis 1:28; 2:15)  He was to take his instruction from the One who created all things and knows how best they work. (Rev. 4:11)

I well know, O Jehovah that man’s way does not belong to him. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step. (Jeremiah 10:23)

Jesus Christ was foremost in following his fathers will.  Although being perfect he still did God’s will and not his own setting a fine example for all mankind.

5 Keep this mental attitude in you that was also in Christ Jesus,+ 6 who, although he was existing in God’s form,+ gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God.+ 7 No, but he emptied himself and took a slave’s form+ and became human.*+ 8 More than that, when he came as a man,* he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death,+ (Phil. 2:5-8)

Another reason mankind can’t get it write is the because of the influence of God’s adversary manipulating mankind’s affairs behind the scenes.

Jesus did not challenge Satan’s claim of being the ruler of the world and that situation has not changed.

5 So he brought him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in an instant of time.+ 6 Then the Devil said to him: “I will give you all this authority and their glory, because it has been handed over to me,+ and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 If you, therefore, do an act of worship before me, it will all be yours.” (Luke 4:5-8)

30 I will not speak with you much more, for the ruler of the world+ is coming, and he has no hold on me.*+  (John 14:30)

11 then concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world has been judged.+ (John 16:11)

31 Now there is a judging of this world; now the ruler of this world+ will be cast out (John 12:30)

12 because we have a struggle,*+ not against blood and flesh, but against the governments, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the wicked spirit forces+ in the heavenly places.  (Ephe. 6:12)  (Heavenly places here are places of ruling authority not the heaven where God lives) (Rev. 12:9)(2 Cor. 4:4)(2 Cor. 11:14)

What hope is there for mankind?

Genesis 3:15, Matthew 24:14,  1 Cor. 15:24-28,

(All Images and links taken from www.jw.org)

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