A Mormon president?

Wisdom is what matters
"Better to be ruled by a wise Turk than a foolish Christian,” Martin Luther is alleged to have quipped. Whether or not he actually made this remark, the sentiment captures the paradoxical vision that Luther and many other Protestants have brought to politics. Yes, Christ is Lord of the political sphere as well as the spiritual sphere—Luther had no intention of denying that. But evidently, in this age before the eschaton, Christ rules the earthly city in a rather different way than he rules in the hearts of believers, for the virtues of wisdom, prudence and justice—virtues essential in those who govern—are found in people outside as well as inside the church.


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