Democracy is a form of government in which power is held by the people under a free electoral system. Democracy works with a people who are service oriented, desiring to help each other. Such was the attitude of the people who founded our nation, who were blessed because they had a will to serve. They honored God in our constitution, with righteous laws which moderate our democracy. Our constitution is a reflection of the character of our people.
Democracy is not a cure all for what ails the world. What a people believe will be demonstrated in their democratic government. When Hamas was democratically elected in Gaza, they chose to fire rockets into Israel instead of seeking the good of their people. Democracy amplifies hatred in such circumstances, where Militant Islamists are determined to force their will on others.
Another place where democracy has failed is in Zimbabwe. Robert Mugabe was a champion of the local people, helping free that nation from colonial rule. He gave the land of the rich farmers to his army and to his cronies. Finally, the nation has been ground into the dirt, with 231,000,000 percent inflation rate, and a spreading plague of cholera.
When people turn away from righteous law and service, indulging their selfishness, democracy fails. When the majority elect the person who has promised them the most gifts, the result is a progression of failed character as people always demand more gifts, and the gifts can only come at the expense of other people. The golden rule prohibits seeking gifts at someone else’s expense. We should treat others as we want to be treated.
We should understand that the majority of people are often wrong in their opinion. If what the majority of the people believe is to be our moral standard, then we will need to have a vote quite often to keep up with what we stand for.
We need righteous standards in laws that govern democracy. People with faith in God and in the Bible should not submit to the tyranny of liberal sludge served up by the politically correct crowd, who decide what is right by majority vote, or by elitist humanist views.
We can see where our nation is headed. Are the moral sludge makers going to drag us down with them? Well, we live in the same space, and cannot completely escape punishment for the sins of our nation.
But Jesus is able to punish the wicked and reward the righteous. So we can be content with whatever happens, and use what we have to help others. And we can trust the promises of God,
Rom 8:28 --And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Rom 8:35-39--Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? -----------
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Democracy will not save the world, but faith in the Creator of all things will give purpose and direction to our lives. Democracy works with right thinking people. It will not work in a post-Christian humanistic society, where moral rules are determined by majority vote.
Prov 14:34--Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a disgrace to any people.