Bryan Fischer once again proves his theocrat bona fides with a blog post declaring that the state can’t possibly be secular because God created it and intended it to be his “servant” and do his bidding. Why? Because the Bible says so. And the fact that the Bible is wrong about nearly everything is, of course, irrelevant.
One of the enduring myths both inside the church and outside the church is that civil government is a secular institution. It most decidedly is not.
Regardless of what we may think about the separation of church and state, it is not possible for there to be any separation between God and government. This is because God created it.
The state is every bit as much God’s creation as the church. We are told quite explicitly in Romans 13:1 that not only is the state God’s idea, every last bit of authority exercised by civil government anywhere in any place at any level comes from him.
As Paul puts it, “There is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.”“No authority” means none. Zip, nada, zilch. It would be hard for the apostle to be any clearer than that. All political authority, every last bit of it, has been delegated by God to the state. Its authority is an entirely derived authority.
For Fischer, it’s a given that if the Bible says it, it must be true. But he also believes in a young earth and a global flood based upon the Bible and those two claims are incontrovertibly false. If those things are false — and they are — then there’s really no reason to take these verses he quotes seriously either.
Governments are created by human beings who hold a wide variety of religious viewpoints and thus should remain entirely secular in order to leave religion up to the individual.