Vision of the Tree
Is God involved in government?
1. The Vision Daniel 4:10-15
2. The Interpretation Daniel 4:20-27
a. Daniel 2:21
b. Daniel 4:17, 25
c. 2 Chronicles 7:14
3. Apply to the USA?
a. All governments are ordained of God Romans 13:1
b. Bad government are like a bad home see quote below
c. Since ordained of God
i. We must obey
ii. We can improve vote, participate
d. If God is not active today
i. No providence Romans 8:28
ii. No answer to prayer
iii. This is hell separated from God
iv. Evolution God is removed from our world
Conclusion There is no difference in idol worship and a living God not involved.
Government is ordained by God. I do not mean that all government is doing Gods will. There are God-fearing and God-less governments.
Compare to the home instituted by God. There are good and bad homes. No matter how bad, it is still ordained by God.
God grants to governments the power to rule, exercise control and punish violators and conduct society. Bad government does not deny the source of their rule. They will stand I judgment by how they used this power. (from Nygren on Romans)
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