Monarchy is an old and well-established form of government. It’s out of fashion now, thanks to America’s Revolution and her constant attempts to “make the world safe for democracy.” But we all know what fashion is like – here today, gone tomorrow. I think democracy will fall by the wayside one day, as it should. Then monarchy will be restored to its rightful place.
I’m an American. I’m also a constitutional monarchist. Does that make me a traitor, oxymoron, or enigma? No. I can’t help the circumstances of my birth, my nation’s history, or its current form of government – which looks more and more like a malevolent dictatorship. But I can help the form of spiritual government that I choose, the only lawful one.
Jesus Christ is King of Kings. He is not President, Congressman, Senator, or even Supreme Court Judge. We did not vote Jesus in and we cannot vote him out. We can’t impeach or assassinate him either. The latter was tried once, 2000 years ago. Jesus just popped out of the grave three days later. Now he sits on a throne at the right hand of God.
Contrary to the revolutionaries of 230-plus years ago, our consent to Christ as King does not give him legitimacy (Norton 258).* Neither does the “force of tradition” (cultural Christianity) or “the canonical pronouncements of interpreters” – 2,000 years of prophets, priests, preachers, teachers, and the creators of church creeds (258). Jesus the Judge needs no legitimacy as Governor from us the governed. Those who rebel rather than consent will be justly punished in hell for eternity.
The constitution of Christ’s monarchy, the “new covenant,” is written in blood – forgiven (Matthew 26:28). This constitution can’t be rewritten or abolished. Those who refuse to obey it, through repentance and conversion, will be justly punished in hell for eternity.
Some people think those living under a monarchy have no voice. Wrong. We have a strong and legitimate voice in prayer. We just plead the blood! Jesus knows our needs and hears each request. He lives to intercede for us (Hebrews 7:25). Only God knows what’s best for us.
“Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever” (Matthew 6:13). “Thy throne, O God, is forever” (Hebrews 1:8). Forever: the great I AM, the Alpha and the Omega, has no end. Christ has no successors, but he has many spiritual children – sons and daughters through faith. Truly we are heirs with Christ of the kingdom of God and we will reign with him forever (Matthew 5:3-10, Romans 8:17, Galatians 4:1-7, James 2:5, Revelation 20:4-6, 22:5).
Who needs democracy when Christ the King reigns? Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20)
*The British-Americans: The Loyalist Exiles in England 1774-1789 (1972)