The non-believing world, following [18th century philosopher Immanuel] Kant, wants to keep Christians and Christianity confined to a small and what they consider to be, an unimportant role on the earth. They think Christians should be put in their place. The Christian is looked upon as a second-class citizen. The Christian is to be allowed to have worship and devotions (and even these are under sharp attack), but he is not to expand his influence into the world—into government, politics, education, art, economics, etc.
This is God’s world. God created the heavens and the earth. That means God made everything. It belongs to Him. The cattle on a thousand hills belong to the Lord. The silver and the gold are His. The humanist wants to shove God out of the schools, out of government, out of everything. He doesn’t want God in the church either because there is no place in a humanistic church for God.
Because the earth is the Lord’s, He has called man to have dominion over it. After God created the earth and man, He said, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:28) This is man’s basic calling.
Thoburn, R.L. (1984). The Christian and Politics. 2nd edition. Thoburn Press, Tyler, pp. 41-42