Arguments for and against Establishing a Monarchy. Victor H. Matthews REL 542 March 7, 2006. Arguments for a Monarchy. Every other nation has a king (1 Sam 8:5)
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Selection of a human king signifies the rejection of Yahweh as king (1 Sam 8:7; 12:12)
The advantages cited in the arguments for a monarchy are secured at the expense of personal freedoms. A king will require taxes, institute a military and civil draft, place restraints on travel and trade, and deprive the people of local religious shrines (1 Sam 8:11-13)