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Might Makes Right

There is a natural principle that's often known as "might makes right" which essentially means that whoever is most powerful decides what's "right." It's seen in many ways, physically, financially, politically and militarily - from a parent's authority over a child (backed up by the power to punish), to an employer's authority over an employee (backed up by the power to put them out of a job), to an oil-producing nation's authority over other nations (backed up by the power to cut off their oil supply and damage their economies), to a civil government's political authority over its citizens (backed up by the power to fine or imprison violators of legislation), to one nation's military superiority over another (backed up by the power to invade or otherwise devastate the militarily-weaker nation). The flaw in "might makes right" is that, when humans use it, "right" can sometimes be wrong - whether in something that turns out to be an unworkable failure (e.g. communist economic systems that were forced upon millions of people by their dictatorial governments), to honest mistakes (e.g. a parent punishing a child for breaking a vase when in fact the dog really did do it).

God's Version of "Might Makes Right"

Mountain God also has His version of "might makes right," but of course God cannot be mistaken or unjust. The world that has largely ignored or defied Him is soon going to face God's wrath, through His Son, Jesus Christ. The end result will be a world of peace, righteousness, and obedience to Him (Micah 4:2-4).

"Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems; and He has a Name inscribed which no one knows but Himself. He is clad in a robe dipped in blood, and the Name by which He is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, followed Him on white horses. From His mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron; He will tread the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On His robe and on His thigh He has a Name inscribed, King of kings and Lord of lords." (Revelation 19:11-16 RSV) (see The Return Of Jesus Christ)

"Then the kings of the earth and the great men and the generals and the rich and the strong, and every one, slave and free, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains, calling to the mountains and rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the face of Him who is seated on the Throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of Their wrath has come, and who can stand before it?" (Revelation 6:15-17 RSV)

"We give thanks to thee, Lord God Almighty, Who art and Who wast, that Thou hast taken Thy great power and begun to reign. The nations raged, but Thy wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, for rewarding Thy servants, the Prophets and Saints, and those who fear Thy Name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth." (Revelation 11:17-18 RSV)

Fact Finder: Who will reign and judge the earth with Jesus Christ?
Revelation 20:4-6
See also The Elect


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