Ecclesiastes 1:12 (KJV)
I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.
The term preacher isn’t necessarily an official position. I am the pastor of a church. That is a position. But my calling and passion is preaching. In this case the Preacher’s position was king in Jerusalem.
He said, “I was king”. We know this man to be Solomon. There was no time in his life when he used to be king. After he was crowned he remained king until his death. But by describing himself in this way he separates somewhat his role as preacher and that of king.
The doctrine of separation of church and state is clearly taught in the Bible. But that only means the institution of the state must not control the church, nor should the institution of the church control the state. Every Christian ought to be interested in the affairs of government, especially in the United States where the people govern themselves.
Would be to God that every leader in government saw themselves as a preacher, responsible to learn and declare the truth of God’s Word.
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Ecclesiastes 1:12 The Preacher Was King
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