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The View of God Upon Which to Build Statesman...

The View of God Upon Which to Build Statesmanship

The View of God Upon Which to Build Statesmanship I believe everyone is familiar with the encounter that David had with Goliath. David was a teenager. Goliath was a 9’9” tall, seasoned, powerful warrior. Everyone knows that David fearlessly felled this giant with a pebble employing a slingshot, perhaps the crudest of all instruments. However, […]

The Citizenship of the Statesman

The Citizenship of the Statesman

The Citizenship of the Statesman Returning to the foundational truth: God is King of all the earth. God reigns over the nations; God is seated on His holy throne (Psalms 47:7-8). There is a special benefit for the Statesman that results from faith in the One who designed the system in which they serve. Therefore, […]

The Statesman Considers Our Creator’s Hand up

The Statesman Considers Our Creator’s Hand upon the Nation

The Statesman Considers Our Creator’s Hand upon the Nation   God made an astounding promise to Abraham, the father of ancient Israel: all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you (Genesis 12:3). This promise is repeated numerous times. Let us seek to understand what it was that made this promise applicable to other nations: Abraham […]

The Statesman Learns from the Good Shepherd

The Statesman Learns from the Good Shepherd

The Statesman Learns from the Good Shepherd Our Creator’s purpose for Government is to provide an environment where each individual can reach his/her full God-given potential. God describes it as “a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:2). Great power has been vested in Government to do for the governed […]

The Role of Justice in the Making of a States...

The Role of Justice in the Making of a Statesman

The Role of Justice in the Making of a Statesman Early in our exploration of statesmanship, I proposed four leaders I consider to have been Statesmen during the past two and a half centuries: William Wilberforce, Abraham Lincoln, George Catlett Marshall, Nelson Mandela. Recently, we reflected on the importance of justice to the Statesman. As […]