Mr. Muehlenberg begins by asking several questions about the State, and then writes in his second paragraph that
But there are some basic biblical principles that can be drawn upon here as we seek to address these concerns. The first and most basic principle is that God in fact created the institution of the state. It was his idea of restraining sinful humans in a fallen world.
even if servile subjection began after the sin of Adam, nevertheless there would have been political government even while man was in the state of innocence.
And when Mr. Muehlenberg writes that
In a fallen world all we can hope for is a modicum of peace, order and justice, and the protection of basic human rights. We certainly should not expect secular utopian ideologies to be of any use.