According to Biblical Theocracy, the three major institutions that exists are the State, the Church, and the Family. The State is given to govern everything concerning law and order while the Church is given to care for and develop every other aspect of society. The responsibility of the Family lies in raising individuals according to the teachings of the Bible so as to strengthen the Church. The Church similarly is given to groom individuals in the righteousness of God so as to be elected into the State. So it turns out in a theocracy that if the State succeeds in its Godly duty, it reflects that the Church has performed its rightful duty unto Christ, which in turn is telling of the family’s spiritual vigour.
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
You know Jesus has said that man can serve only one of two masters i.e. money or God (Lk6:13). So it is in a Theocratic Regime that education in schools is as much a ministry as medication is in hospitals because outside a Theocratic Regime, education and medicine turns out to be more as a good lucrative avenue as over serving people from Godly duty. When education is taught with the fear of the Lord being the backbone, the children learn what it is to have a good moral disposition but where does that happen now, which means today even if you go into the best of schools here in Mumbai, you will get the feeling that we’re raising a bunch of goons and not kids for a better tomorrow.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Besides one of the reason’s hospice and education, should be governed by the Church is because the people ought to see that their wisdom is from God and so too healthcare is a godly provision. These shouldn’t just be seen as casually as some government aid/grant.
Another area I do not agree with in democracy is the institution of marriage because the State/Government has absolutely no right to conduct such a thing as a civil/court marriage because as much as it is God, who has instituted the State and Church, so too He has also instituted the Family. The Bible defines God as being Love (1Jn4:16) and the couple are called to vow and love each other in sickness and in health, such is their Godly duty in love as over being merely emotionally led which is unpredictable. If it is the State as over the Church that declares a couple married, then it also becomes the States responsibility to counsel a marriage in trouble, which is not a role that befits the State. Besides this, moral atrocities like gay marriage and abortion only exists today because of the involvement of State in the critical area of the Family in ways where it has no business.
I understand Christians are a minority in India and for us to see a Biblical Theocracy happen here is far from feasible but if you were to look at events happening here where our Prime Minister says he is our Pradhan Sevak (first servant leader) and every other Minister is a Sevak (servant leader), we notice that it is God at work. For Rom8:28 says that God works all things for the good of those who love Him, whom He has called according to His purpose, while Col1:20 says He is reconciling all things in Christ and Mat20:25 teaches us that we aren’t to be like those who merely exercise their authority without being of any assistance and a yearning for servant leadership is precisely what we see in our Prime Minister… thanks be God.
36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and [o]foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”
The UK may still claim to be a Theocracy because it is a monarchy but that is far from the truth because if it were truly a Theocracy today, it wouldn’t licence abortions and gay marriage. However during the 1500-1600 when it was truly a Theocracy, the nation prospered in trade from all across the globe but when Arminianism creeped in through John Wesley and the reformed faith split and the charismatic heresy was introduced into the Church, which all happened through the 1700s & 1800’s, the UK lost sight of Godly rule and as a result there was an uprising in her colonies. The American Revolutionary War began in 1775 and ended successfully 1783 with an Independent United States of America.
East India Company 1612–1757
Company rule in India 1757–1858
British Raj 1858–1947
In the case of India, the first Indian Rebellion against the British occurred in 1857-1857 from a Sepoy Mutiny. Though this period also saw much social reform like the abolition of Sati in 1829 and also the allowing widows to remarry in 1856, the UK got its dose of anarchy all over the world because in yielding to heresy, the nation had succumbed to lawlessness itself.
38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
If you care to notice, the Saudi flag pictures the Islamic Statement of Faith resting on a sword to mark Islam’s means of religious progress. Also Islam require the non-Muslim to pay Jizya, which is the so called humiliating tax a person pays for not being a Muslim. However though the UK went through her obstinate backsliding from God, she never governed nations to the lawless/sinful extent of subjecting people to the edge of the sword to promote Christendom. The reason I feel strongly to show you this contrast is because Sharia Law is no Theocracy but only an abuse of personal liberty by a bunch of power-craving liars, who have established their sin as their religion. The Biblical code of righteousness on the other hand is a moral code, where the civil law merely serves to hedge the moral law.
The truth about democracy is that according to statistics, a meagre 7%-10% are those who actually determine what the people want and if truly all the people got what they wanted, chaos would erupt in every street with stores being looted, people being murdered unjustly and women being raped only because they were not dressed modestly enough in the public eye. Democracy therefore is merely sugar coated Ochlocracy (mob rule). Ever wondered why the masses love movies like Resident Evil and I am Legend?
According to International Suicide Statistics, over one million people die by suicide worldwide each year with the global suicide rate positioned at 16 per every 100,000, which on an average says, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world. This combined with Euthanasia, where people hire supporters in thousands to voice out their right-to-die is the nastier side of democracy.
However the main opposition to Theocracy remains the people’s love for sin. I remember when pornography was banned in India a few months ago there was a huge uproar among the people. Thankfully India though being the largest democracy in the world is also a republic and so the people’s right-to-porn was overruled.
Biblical Law is a moral code, which means it is cross-cultural, not requiring people to grow their hair/beards/moustaches or even dress in a particular way, as long as that is modest. The truth remains that if we truly believe that God exists then we ought to admit that God knows better and it is from this perspective that Theocracy is far superior compared to Democracy.