image Chuck Colson, former special counsel to President Richard Nixon and founder of Prison Fellowship explained in his book God & Government that God instituted Government as a check to our nature and has a limited but important role in our lives:

Government is, in one sense, God’s response to the nature of the people themselves.  Man “can adapt himself somehow to anything his imagination can cope with… but he cannot deal with chaos.”  While it cannot redeem the world or be used as a tool to establish the Kingdom of God, civil government does set the boundaries for human behavior.  The State is not a remedy for sin, but a means to restrain it.  Its limited task is to promote “the good of the community in temporal concerns, the protection of life and property and the preservation of peace and order,” (pg. 102).

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