Politics and true government

Last fall's elections in my country worked major changes in my attitude toward government—and politics. Suddenly, I wanted to penetrate the outer shell of the political system to see how it functions. I wanted to understand better how government and politics handle critical issues such as immigration, tax relief, vested interests, welfare, and crime.

I found I needed to take my questions to a deeper level, however, and I asked myself: What is true government and how does it relate to politics? Can leadership in government be trusted? Is politics an asset or a liability to a government? To find answers for such questions, I naturally turn first to God, as many others do. I find that reaching out to Him brings the needed assurance.

It became clear that God, Spirit, alone governs His creation and embraces each of us in His love. Even the simplest effort to understand God as Truth and Love brings tender assurance of His supremacy and authority as the only true lawgiver. His creation is spiritual, flawless, and man is secure in His heavenly kingdom. The consciousness that God is governing all is natural to everyone, because we are actually His perfect, spiritual expression. He has created us to make evident His intelligence and power.

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