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No Democracy with God

For centuries people have blocked, frustrated, humiliated, and oppressed other people to "keep them in their place." Whites have done this wickedness to blacks, rich to poor, men to women. Victims of this oppression have rightly sought to be free.

But a great spiritual danger always accompanies the democratic spirit. The danger is that we may seek to rid our lives of not only human but also divine dominion. ... The danger in a popular democracy is that we may try to democratize God. If we don't like God's program, if "our eyes are opened" and we conclude that God isn't necessarily any better qualified than we are, we can simply vote him out and run for office ourselves.

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