Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Doctrine of the client nation. Part 4.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Point 3: Negative Volition to Bible doctrine destroys a client nation.
Apostasy in a client nation is always a cancer. If it grows long enough, that client nation dies under the fifth cycle of discipline.
The family provides the framework for maintaining order in the society. Children are taught establishment and biblical norms and standards, the clarity of absolute rights and wrongs, and authority orientation.
When parents do not fulfill their responsibility and children do not “honor” their parents, the nation suffers from insecurity, instability, and eventual loss of liberty. National disintegration begins in the family.
In demanding security from government an insecure generation becomes an entitlement generation.
Insecure politicians offer some form of socialism that is always divorced from establishment principles found in the infallible Word of God.
Divine establishment upholds freedom and authority. You can’t have freedom without authority. 1) volition, 2) marriage, 3) family, 4) government
Absolute power in the hands of insecure and incompetent rulers, whose power lust feeds on an insecure generation demanding something for nothing, results in a nation selling its heritage of freedom for a mess a pottage.
When one generation fails to teach norms and standards, virtues and values, and authority orientation to its children, they become dysfunctional adults and their children continue the process of national decline.
If you seek security in any other than God then you are a weak dysfunctional adult.
Good decisions of national leadership result in greater options for greater decisions. Bad decisions destroy freedom options and enslave the nation.
Mankind always has been and always will be the product of their own volition, not their environment. When we blame environment we are operating in the arrogance skills.
Due to man’s sin nature and his total depravity plus the function of satan’s cosmic system, freedom will be greatly attacked. People in the client nation will periodically have to make great sacrifices for freedom.
Political solutions are useless without spiritual solutions. What makes political solutions great is the invisible heroship of a pivot of mature believers.
With great power and influence comes great responsibility.
Are you afraid of it or do you embrace it?
Political solutions are related to the first birth of mankind and his spiritual death; spiritual solutions are related to regeneration through faith in Christ—the second birth of mankind and his eternal relationship with God.
People become self-righteous, arrogant, legalistic, and reversionistic, HOS 4:1-7; 8:7, and are destroyed for lack of Bible doctrine.
The Northern Kingdom fell to Assyria in 721 B.C.
The Southern Kingdom fell to the Chaldean Empire in 586 B.C.
Judea was conquered by Rome in 70 A.D.
When the Roman Empire fell in 476 A.D., God had already used the Goths as His client nation during the fourth century.
Scotland and Ireland were client nations during the fifth and sixth centuries.
The Franks were a client nation during the eighth and ninth centuries; the Vikings were during the tenth century. Germany under Luther, and Switzerland under Calvin were client nations during the sixteenth century. Sweden under Gustavus Adolphus, and the Huguenots during the seventeenth century were client nations.
Brandenberg-Prussia under the Hohenzollerns were a client nation during the eighteenth century. England was a client nation during the reign of Victoria in the nineteenth century. The United States of America has been a client nation from 1776 until the present.