By Dr. Douglas F. Levesque, Founder of The Levesque Institute
Nations—their leaders and citizens—can and should understand the factors that are integral to their country’s prosperity or demise. Historical observation can give some insight as to the identity of these crucial factors.
Many political seers have endeavored to define which factors interplayed and finessed could determine national success, but have done so armed only with a humanistic foundation.
This treatise will seek to go one step further in the identification and application of these societal factors by adding Christian thought as disseminated from the canon of the Biblical Scriptures.
Such a premise as this goes beyond simply promoting the Judeo-Christian ethic or reeducating naysayers about a God-centered worldview. But, in fact, is written precisely because the practical use of these definable factors is a useful tool to any culture, group, and societal leader—Christian or not.
It is with an assurance that nations and their peoples can change for the better, that a systematic handbook of national principles applicable to any society or subset of population should be written and read. Considering the state the world is in today with a great number of national failures at hand, it is time to offer another voice countering the narrow models afforded to emerging political leaders and decision makers from overconfident humanistic agencies such as the United Nations or European Union. These impotent bodies are made up of well-meaning but misled individuals, diplomats, and bureaucrats, who press forward with ideologies learned from decades of robust globalist dogma and evangelism. Entities such as the Council on Foreign Relations, Economist, and Carnegie Endowment, continue to lead nations astray by skewing the definitions of these critical factors and wrongly coaching their applications. Their publications and platforms are certainly missing any Biblical perspective.
The consequences of ignorance in this matter of maintaining healthy nations will inevitably lead to regional aristocracies and a global dictatorship. The good news is that these national factors well-learned and committed to, can and will bring about positive change. Like gravity, these cultural phenomenon are a force for good when rightly applied. One wonders if when presidents and kings pray for wisdom, God has not already granted it to them in the precepts of the Bible. Its pages claim to hold the unique answers to the soul’s salvation. Could it herald the provisions for national salvation as well? A resounding yes is this author’s proposition.
It is these twelve universal factors and their applications highlighted and defined from history, reason, and Scripture, that make up the “Design and Destiny of Nations.”