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The Statesman Wrestles with God

The Statesman Wrestles with God

The Statesman Wrestles with God At the heart of our desire to be Statesmen, rather than simply politicians, is understanding our Creator’s desired role in our lives and decisions. At stake is our ability to move from a view of the likelihood of God’s existence to complete confidence in Him and the sense that He […]

The Statesman Serving Under the Ultimat...

The Statesman Serving Under the Ultimate King

The Statesman Serving Under the Ultimate King There is the repeated declaration throughout God’s instruction book that He is the ultimate King over our nations and our world. For example: For the Lord Most High is to be feared [and worshipped with awe-inspiring reverence and obedience]; He is a great King over all the earth […]

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

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 Role of the Religious Institution i...

The Role of the Religious Institution in National Obedience

The Role of the Religious Institution in National Obedience to Our Creator and Implications for the Statesman We are addressing the issue “How could a nation experience God’s blessings promised to the nation that is obedient to Him?” God has promised: Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people (Proverbs 14:34). […]

The Statesman as Shepherd During a Time...

The Statesman as Shepherd During a Time of Crisis

The Statesman as a Shepherd During a Time of Crisis   It is useful to pause and reflect on our responsibilities. The Creator of this whole system, within which we operate, has commanded leaders to shepherd those within their care: Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s […]

The statesman creates statesmanlike beh...

The statesman creates statesmanlike behaviour in those around him/her, including inducing members of the opposition, to participate in the vision

The Statesman Creates Statesmanlike Behaviors in Those around Them, Including Inducing Members of the Opposition to Participate in the Vision     The Statesman faces a dilemma while operating within democratic governance. The Statesman cannot single-handedly enact legislation to support his/her vision without the help of those who are largely Politicians. Hence, one of the […]

The Statesman Recognizes the Partnershi...

The Statesman Recognizes the Partnership Between Religion and Government

The Statesman Recognizes the Partnership Between Religion and Government     In the battle against the coronavirus, misunderstandings have arisen over the Church and the State. Many Governments have banned gatherings of people, including worship services. A handful of religious leaders have argued that ‘separation of Church and State’ allows the Church to operate without […]