"The origin of human government is rebellion against God.
"The government sets itself up specifically in opposition to the rule of God.
"The rulers exalt themselves while deceiving the people.
"Human government drives a wedge between people, pitting them against each other.
"The state, which is the institutionalization of violence on earth, began as a usurpation of Godâs authority; the true kingdom of God is not of this world (John 18:36). Let us not think that government can be âfixedâ and the kingdom of God advanced by simply getting the right people in office, for we know that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Itâs been that way since the beginning."