Snagged this image from someone with whom I had a short Twitter exchange. I had stated in reply that Jesus actually was a theonomist, a believer in biblical law. This reply generated a short back and forth about belief. I really do appreciate discourse with folks who hold views which are in opposition to mine. These exchanges, especially when they can remain on civil terms, are good for both sides of the conversation.
The image did make me ponder as an unapologetic, commited christian why so many American christians become apologists for the State. A rather broad generalization to be sure but one with some evidence. I think this is due in part to using Romans 13 as a shortcut for developing a theology regarding the State. There are many instances in scripture of Godly men and women acting in defiance of the state yet remaining faithful to God. My views on the law and the state can be understood from this quote by Rousas John Rushdoony, "Few things are more commonly misunderstood than the nature and meaning of theocracy. It is commonly assumed to be a dictatorial rule by self-appointed men who claim to rule for God. In reality, theocracy in Biblical law is the closest thing to a radical libertarianism that can be had."
I believe the best "government" is self-rule guided by the law of God.