I thought it a good time then to offer some thoughts on what a Kingdom-based foreign policy should look like.
Before I begin though, I want to say if you interpret what I say in these next few posts as endorsing or criticizing a particular presidential candidate’s foreign policy you will have misinterpreted what I write.
If I am approaching the issue of foreign policy from the context of the left/right game, I’m wasting your time and mine. You can find the typical left/right party lines on foreign policy on any number of blogs or talk shows. They are predictable, well-worn and frankly not very interesting.
What I want to offer here is a perspective that is not premised on secular humanist political–whether liberal or conservative–presuppositions but Biblical presuppositions, and not just Biblical presuppositions but Kingdom presuppositions.
By “Kingdom” presuppositions, I mean the following:
1. that the kingdom of God is here on earth and has been expanding and progressing since it was founded by King Jesus during His earthly ministry 2,000 years ago;
2. that the kingdom of God will continue to expand and progress on the earth until Jesus returns;
3. that before He returns Jesus will succeed through His kingdom in substantially reconciling the earth to Himself.
It is possible–inevitable probably–that some of the principles or actions I suggest are Kingdom-based align with those endorsed by one presidential candidate or the other. If that happens, it will be purely by chance. If you’ve followed this blog long enough, you know I do not believe either American political party is Biblically-based.
With that introduction will get started and see where it leads.