The whole basis of understanding today, is completely different since before the Renaissance period in the 15th Century. Humanism has now nearly completely replaced the understanding of fallen humanity, and the Lord God’s provision for sin. In my estimation, history has disproved any ideal of men evolving, or governing themselves successfully without the acknowledgment of God; and need for His forgiveness to a fallen world.
Allow me to give a quick overview of what was once understood by Western Cultures in the world, and why it is important to have Nation States, law enforcement and Armies.
Based upon the Bible, which was once the largest selling book in the world; man understood that humanity was inherently wicked, because of the fall from grace in the garden of Eden.
The world is a sin cursed place, along with fallen humanity. Governments (some better than others) were given by the Lord, so that we might have some assemblance of order, and so that anarchy would be curtailed.
An assemblance of an authority structuring has always been necessary to keep the peace, for without it man and the world would disintegrate into chaos!
Godly leadership is based upon servitude to people; as in putting the welfare of others above oneself. This is what makes a good leader, and not a selfish, greedy, or power-hungry representative.
The humanistic teachings of evolution, which was embraced by Karl Marx in the 19th Century has overrun our education systems globally; and now the “theory of evolution” is embraced as fact.
Marx understood that the best way to overthrow the idea of a righteous God, was to teach there is no God, and that man is supreme. This also creates a false premise which teaches that mankind is evolving and becoming more and more competent to rule the earth in goodness.
This is all “the big lie” from the Father of lies – the Devil. It is my opinion that one of the reasons the Bible speaks of wars and rumors of wars, is because of a global power grab in just who will play God!
There will be no peace until the prince of peace returns to judge the living and the dead.