The truth is that the responsible Christian citizenship of any country includes believers participation in the public discourse about issues important to the faith community and the society at large to positively influence decisions affecting every areas of our lives. It is also true that christians are citizens of two Kingdoms simultaneously- heaven and earth, that is why we have a unique mandate to bring transformation to the earth realm. As lights we have the responsibility to display darkness in every area of our influence, and as salt we must engage the polity by participating in all the seven mountains of influence in our nations.

The Scripture says in: Isaiah 9:6

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

This Scripture among many others in the Bible shows clearly that the responsibility of transforming the kingdom of each nation to reflect and take the structure of the  Kingdom of God and its administration on earth rest on the Body of Christ, which is the Church. This  is why the unity of the churches is very crucial to fulfilling our collective mandates(Eph. 2:20-21); which is "seek first the Kingdom of God..."(Matt. 6:33).

Biblical Template In The Old And New Testaments

The scripture says Christ is the head of the Church (Eph. 5:23). In reference to Isa. 9:6, the 'shoulder' is part of the body structure distinct from the head. Therefore,the government of God on earth rest on the Church not on Jesus Christ, the Head. It is very obvious that he has come and he has finished his work of laying the foundation of the Church; He being the Chief Cornerstone,built it and animated it as the living divine organisms as his corporate Body by the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-4), cause the Church to grow unto himself (Matt. 16:18).

 Hence, to disciple any nation using the Biblical Template or principles in the Old and New Testaments is a job that christians must strategize, mobilized, and accomplished by establishing a righteous political system that will lead to righteous Civil Governments which is our original Cultural mandate in the garden of Eden which is now split into the Great Commandments and Great Commission.

to be continued...