God and AnarchySubmitted by little saganaga on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 11:07
Read 1 Samuel 8. The Israelites demand from Samuel a king to lead them, "such as all the other nations have." At this point, they had only 'judges' as leaders. Both Samuel and God were displeased. God tells Sasmuel to inform the people what a king (or state/govt.) will do to them. He will force the young men into military service, and into weapons manufacturing. He will force others to grow and harvest food for him, and he will steal their fields and vineyards and give them to his attendants. He will force the women into domestic slavery. He will tax you and give it to his attendants. He will steal the best of your belongings. "And you yourselves will become his slaves."