Amen, well said.
The bible is clear that there is only one nation that is "good/righteouss", and that is the nation or kingdom of God, and those whom adhere to the righteousness of God, by faith. The rest of the world. is called "wicked", and out of their flesh, they serve sin.
..as we all once walked.
A tree cannot bring forth two type of fruit, according to God's word, even though, God Himself can take what is NOT good and evil, and work it for good.
and the field is the world
; and as for the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom;
and the tares are the sons of the evil one;
There are only two types of people..either saved, or evil.
We were all considered "evil", before we entered the kingdom of God..
..and, because Jesus is king to evil men, He commands we walk in His ways.
Luke 6:35 "But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return;
and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.
"This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world,evil.
and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
"For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.
cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its deeds are evil.
Anything less is not from God. A teaching that would teach that carnal governments are less than evil, even though God uses that evil, and turns it into good, is not from the bible.
As concerning what we are to learn from the old covenant, and the example of the carnal nation:
1 cor 10:6 Now these things happened as examples for us
, so that we would not crave evil things as they also craved.
They craved evil things, like having a earthly king over them, as Pinky has already supplied scripture reference for.
who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age,
according to the will of our God and Father,
This age is evil...we are all considered evil, until we submit to His kingdom.
1 thes 5:15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil,
but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
All people..not just those whom we don't have a problem loving.
But solid food is for the mature
, who because of practiceevil.
have their senses trained to discern good and evil.
1 Pet 3:11
"HE MUST TURN AWAY FROM EVIL
AND DO GOOD; HE MUST SEEK PEACE
AND PURSUE IT.
This is why Jesus said, "blessed are the peacemakers".
1 John 3:12 not as Cain,
who was of the evil one and slew his brother
. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother's were righteous.
1 John 5:19
We know that we are of God
, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
How can they deny that they are not of satan, (human governments), when the bible makes it plain that the whole world is under the sway of the evil one....
..and, David, once he learned this, said this:
Ps 140:2 Who devise evil things in their hearts; They continually stir up wars.
Who gives salvation to kings, Who rescues David His servant from the evil sword.