Contrary to popular misunderstandings, the Biblical laws for governing a nation foster and protect great personal freedom. Even the OT places great emphasis on the freedom and welfare and every individual. God's laws are the opposite of a yoke of bondage--they are the "law of liberty"--whereas many of man's laws rob us of liberty. Private ownership of property is fundamental for freedom and free enterprise. God's laws provided for a family's permanent ownership generation after generation. And when a nation is obedient to God, God becomes a partner in greatly blessing and protecting that nation. The biblical laws tell us a lot about how the world will be governed after Christ returns!
Don Hooser is a minister and writer for the publications of United Church of God. He lives in McKinney TX, a suburb of Dallas. He was born in Dallas and grew up mostly in east Texas. His beloved wife Elsie, originally from Detroit, Michigan, died in August 2020. Don's three children and their spouses are members of United Church of God. Mr. Hooser graduated in 1963 from Southern Methodist University with a degree in mechanical engineering, and graduated in 1966 from Ambassador College, Big Sandy. Don and Elsie married two days after Don’s graduation.