Social Stability

Among Christians, it’s well known that marriage between one man and one woman is the basic building block of all society. Of all the religions, only Christianity respects both partners equally. And remembering that health and prosperity are the result of living life in a manner that is congruent with natural law, it makes sense that Christianity produces stability. This theme of living as a good christian, is heavily reinforced in the Bible. Time and again it mentions that living by the Mosaic law, and respecting the teachings of the Messiah are the critical component to social stability.

A good example of this theme is the mostly peaceful transfer of power from King David to King Solomon. In that story, found in the first two chapters of Kings, David gives advice to Solomon. The essential ingredient is:

2 Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying, 2I am going the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and show thyself a man; 3and keep the charge of Jehovah thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his ordinances, and his testimonies, according to that which is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself.

American Standard Version. 1995 (1 Ki 2:1). Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

In this passage, David is explicit to Solomon that Solomon’s success will be directly proportional to keeping the charge of Jehovah. David clearly understands that Christian principles are the stabilizing influence of a nation, and that a nation’s leader must exemplify Christianity.

The principles espoused by Christians are absolutely required for a society to be stable. In the present, we find that a significant and increasing portion of the population no longer adheres to Christian principles. We are experiencing the breakdown of society, and the only fix is to turn our hearts and minds to God.

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