139 – The Most Amazing Benevolent Dictator in the Entire Universe

In this episode Jeremiah talks about the goodness of God as it relates to the future of human society. The hypothesis is that God’s personality defines the Kingdom, and that this results in the best of all possible governmental systems. The experiment is to dwell upon the goodness of God’s traits and recognize the goodness of His rulership as King.

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  1. I love the light and faithfilled tone of this episode! Now, for a supporting quotation:
    The Founding Fathers were writing the Constitution to create the first modern state that is a democratic republic, and Ben Franklin observed: “I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other. ”
    In other words, he believed the men around him would make the government work for a while as a blessing. He also believed that the people could elect corrupt representatives and end up with a destructive despotism. Notice, Ben was concluding it was not the form of government, but the ones the people put in power who made the difference.
    (Link to a full text of his speech: https://prologue.blogs.archives.gov/2010/09/17/what-franklin-thought-of-the-constitution/ )

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