Righteous political rulers will openly and gladly acknowledge the Lord Jesus Christ to be their only Ruler, and His perfect Law to be their only Standard of governance. Thus, they will strive to make themselves a terror to those who do evil, making sure to never bear the sword of vengeance in vain. They will submit to God’s definition of crime and God’s declared just punishments. They will carefully express God’s wrath against lawbreakers, making sure never to punish those who do good, instead endeavoring to protect the righteous and make safe the paths of the Church in the earth. Political rulers will bear the sword in their right hand. The question is, “Will they hold the Bible in their other hand?”
The Christian Citizen Christian Ruler as Nursing Father to the Church