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Ben Kwok

Ben is part of a church plant team establishing the Rouse Hill Church. He holds a Master of Divinity degree. Ben and his wife Diahanna live in Sydney, Australia with their four young children.


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    Micah T.

    It never ceases to amaze me that when elections come around, I find so many people (and too often, myself) looking to the new government for the answer to our nation’s problems. Although solid leadership (or a lack thereof) makes a big difference, men can’t work miracles…God works miracles. Hence, He is the One I should be looking to. Thanks for the article, it was a blessing and a rebuke.

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    Robert Apps

    I thought your blog title was very benevolent Ben.

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    Thanks for your post – I think you’ve got this issue exactly right.

    As you do in this post, I also would encourage Believers to be politically active in the context of Biblical submission to lawful authorities, but I worry when churches become politically active – I think that tends to distract from the primacy of the Gospel.

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    As good premillennialists, we should not be overly concerned with the state of our secular governments and we can humbly submit, pray, even write letters if necessary, but primarily continue living Christ honouring lives.

    Given the very dodgy political situation at the moment, those who are post-millennial should be very worried.

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    Ben Kwok

    Yes, Christians should do more in speaking out on issues (as part of being salt and light) but I also think our political efforts should be in proportion to our efforts in evangelism. Regeneration is the best kind of reform… I also found a good quote from Martin Luther on bad government, of which he had some experience!

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    Steve Warren

    Thanks for the post Ben, a big AMEN. Romans 13:1-7 is a great comfort because it means that I don’t have to fret and worry about what the the government is going to do next. I know I need to get more involved in the political process but never seem to find the time to write to my local, state or federal member but of late I have taken the time to participate in E petitions on a number of issues. Sadly though, I find it all too easy too join in the complaining and whining about those in authority that charachterise our national ethos and this post has challenged me to try and get back on track and offer a biblical comment the next time those around me are having a whinge.


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