A Tale of Three Swords

 Since an angel’s flaming sword barred Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:24), humanity has lived in a state of brokenness, beset by sin.  Jesus Christ, whose death upon a Cross offers relief from sin’s powers in this life, promises to return one day with a sword that will destroy sin forever (Revelation 1:16, 19:21) when He makes all things new.  Until that day comes, God has established government, bearing the sword of coercive power, to mitigate the effects of evil in a fallen world (Romans13: 1-7).  What are the implications for government regulation?