"When man rebelled and sinned against God, the image of God was not lost, but marred resulting in chaos not only in man but also in the creation as a whole. As the populace increased God began looking for someone to stand in the gap - to bring people back to His original purposes for them. As a first step He chose and saved Noah along with his family from the judgment for sin of universal flood that God sent. The next was Abraham whom God chose to restore human race to Him and to His purposes: “I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing…. and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you” (Gen.12:2-3). God further promised that kings will be born among his descendants. Here we see that kings, kingdoms or nations are not products of human ingenuity but God’s plan for human race." writes Christopher Murugan (Social Development Officer, GEMS) in this article in The CALL.
He goes on to talk about the transition from theocracy to monarchy, God's purpose for rulers and on the call for Christians to involve.
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