Saturday, May 6, 2023



Thousands of people lined the streets of London for Charles' coronation, overjoyed that the repellent, smirking Meghan Markle and creepy Old Joe Crypt Keeper Biden weren't there. And they welcomed the pageantry, ancient continuity, patriotism, pomp and circumstance of the thing. 

And what a thing it was. The anointing and crowning of a Christian monarch who serves as a national reflection of God's universal sovereignty. And ask yourselves, all you Bible Christians out there, what forms of government does the Bible endorse?

Most certainly monarchy, democracy? Not so much, perhaps not even at all. And why? Because earthly, temporal governance should mirror and be led by the heavenly. I raised this in a Baptist Men's Breakfast a few years ago.

The leader of the group had just gone out on a wing and badly embarrassed the pastor by asking these guys, over sausage, eggs, bacon and gravy on a Friday, let the reader understand, "What party would Jesus, if he were alive today, have wanted you to vote for, Democrats or Republicans?"

They ummed and ahhhd and dug at their breakfasts and didn't say much; embarrassed, you see. So I stuck up my hand and answered, "Doesn't the Bible say kingship is a valid form of government? You know, David, Solomon and all of that."

Well that went over like a lead balloon, but I wasn't wrong. Those old boys, mostly Cold Warriors, were hard and fast for democracy, a constitutional republic, 1776 and all of that. And so am I. You see, when Monarchy steps off its covenant with God to protect the people it's anointed to serve it becomes abhorrent and will be swept away. But because people lie  doesn't invalidate truth itself, whether in governance, religion or any other thing.

Still, Charles III, take note, and with it pay attention all you Godless rulers of what used to be called the Free World. You were elected, ahem, to serve us and if you don't great will be the fall of you. That dark admonition aside...




Well Seasoned Fool said...

For all you with connections by birth to the Commonwealth and Great Britain, my hope he furthers his mother's legacy.

Anonymous said...

I only saw highlights, LSP, but they did put on a very impressive show. And Biden and Markle were absent, always a plus!

Anonymous said...

As per 1 Samuel chapter 8, a king over Israel was granted - not endorsed - as Samuel was told by the Lord to "Listen to them and give them a king."

This seems like "vox populi vox Dei". Long live constitutional republics!

LSP said...

Good call, WSF. I think there's enough continuity, hopefully.

LSP said...

Massive plus, Anon.

LSP said...

Anon, "Gentlemen, you have a republic if you can keep it." Or something like that.

And hey, I'm all in favor. Per Winston Churchill, "Show me a better system and I'll vote for it." But hold on.

Shouldn't earthly governance reflect heavenly sovereignty? A bold call for sure but still, food for thought I think.

Anonymous said...

The reputed quote from Benjamin Franklin is "“A republic, madam, if you can keep it.”
This was in response to a question from Mrs. Elizabeth Powell (or Powel), a friend of George Washington who had asked “Well, doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”

As for the notion of a heavenly sovereignty, Jesus taught us to pray, starting with "Our Father" not "Our King".

LSP said...

True, he did, Anon, forgive the inexact Franklin :)

But don't we see God as sovereign and ourselves as his children? I'm sure you don't regard him as an elected representative.

Whatev, all in favor of a const. rep. here. But question, do we have one? For that matter, does the UK have a monarchy. I'd argue maybe only just, perhaps.