It is interesting to contrast the progressive liberalism of Britain with the authoritarian dominion of China, and learn how not to govern a nation.
There was a time when Britain, even as recently as the last world war had great unity, moral standards, freedom and respect for the law, and was predominantly “Christian”, at least in name. China was only just beginning to accept Communism, which sounded good to the millions who had never had freedom or rights, and liked the idea of a classless society where the State would look after them.
But look at them now. Britain is thoughtlessly tearing itself apart, and so struggling with covid, has lost all moral standards, their freedom subject to evil “human rights’ laws, and “Christians” are disappearing rapidly. China has dragged itself out of the Middle Ages, but the Emperor has been replaced with a dictator and his elite, self serving supporters, just as we saw in Russia, so the classless society never arrived, and the cost of Communist ‘care’ is no freedom or genuine individual rights, with an overpowering state controlling every move.
Neither country is a place most of us would chose to live. It all reminds me of my crusty old history teacher in his civics class, who, in relating the various forms of government, said: “The best form of government is a benevolent depot”. Well, in modern language that is a King who loves and carefully rules his subjects entirely for their benefit rather than his own advantage.
The good news is that the governments of both Britain and China will soon be overthrown and be replaced with just such a ruler, the returned Jesus Christ, this time in great power and glory, who will govern the whole world with the help of His Saints in His Kingdom, – those who have proved their dedication to service.
Zechariah 14:6-7, ‘On that day his feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives that lies before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall be split in two from east to west by a very wide valley, so that one half of the Mount shall move northward, and the other half southward….. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.’
Revelation 20:4, ‘I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge……. they came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.’
The atheists will laugh at that, but they won’t be laughing when the whole world receives a miraculous, earth-shaking, advance warning, projected graphically into their minds to encourage them to repent and avoid the Great Tribulation, God’s wrath because of our sins. Revelation 14:6-7, ‘Then I saw another angel flying overhead, with the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation and tribe and tongue and people. And he said in a loud voice, “Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come. Worship the One who made the heavens and the earth and the sea and the springs of waters.
Further good news is that you will not experience the Great Tribulation which will take almost all life from the earth, at all, if only you will recognise your sins, ask God for forgiveness, be baptised and receive the Holy Spirit.