A Primer On Christian Government | Dominion – Part 2 of 6

In by Joel Webbon

  1. What is the sphere and assignment given by God to individuals in self-government?

God has graciously assigned the dominion mandate to all human beings which is part of what it means to be made in God’s image.

  1. What is the Dominion Mandate?

The Dominion Mandate is found in Genesis 1:28 and it is the command and blessing, with the corresponding authority to be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth, subdue it, and rule over all of creation.

  1. How is self-government possible?

Because of sin and the Fall of Adam, self-government has been distorted and become a means of tyranny, harm, and misuse. Therefore, true self-government is only possible through the regeneration of human hearts brought about by the preaching of the gospel and the renewing grace of the Holy Spirit.

  1. What is self-government also called in the New Testament?

In the New Testament, self-government is also called self-control, one of the fruits of the Spirit.

  1. Why is self-government the foundation for all other governments?

Self-government is the foundation of all other governments because all other governments are made up of individuals who either serve themselves and their lusts, or else they serve others in love through obedience to the authority of Christ.

  1. What is the duty of all people with regard to self-government?

It is the duty of all people to rule their entire lives in this world to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth with good things in praise and imitation of their Maker and Savior and for His glory.