We can’t operate as a country or an individual against God’s ways and succeed!
When all is said and done, the hope for a nation, is conformity to God’s ways. So what’s holding us back?
Well the secularists certainly don’t believe this to be true.
And I wonder at times, if most Christians really get it.
If we’re anti-biblical in our national life, it’s self-destructive.
We know we can’t operate as an individual against God and succeed, we can’t operate as a family against God’s ways and succeed. We can’t operate as churches against God’s ways and succeed.
So what makes us think our nation can be anti-biblical in fundamental policies and somehow be preserved?
The biblical way preserves all that’s good!
For all our sakes, our nation needs to be committed to biblical values.
What’s your source of wisdom? Ultimately my opinion matters little. And, sorry to say, neither does yours.
But there is truth that does matter—biblical truth.
Some will say, “Well, according to whose interpretation?”
The answer? According to collective minds of authentic followers of God for the last two thousand years.
Others will argue: “Well it’s his interpretation against yours, right?”
No. The Bible was written plainly. Tearing up a baby in the womb is anti-biblical. Re-defining marriage is anti-biblical. Depriving people of expressing true creativity, through excessive governmental control denies the integrity of the human spirit . It’s anti-biblical. Economic taxes that break citizens’ financial backs is anti-biblical.
The Bible can spare us a lot of pain—personally and nationally—if we’ll read it—and follow it!
And as such, are usually welcomed. Unfortunately—not every city sees it that way!
Haines City, Florida took advantage of a small church using property they decided might be better used for their purposes.
Bottom line, they made it difficult for the church to comply to city codes.
The city ordinance said, “churches are required to locate on a minimum of two acres”—essentially eliminating any location for the small church in question.
Other groups like the country club, and other private groups had no such restrictions!
Alliance Defending Freedom sent a letter to City officials, explaining city codes cannot be used to discriminate against churches, just because they may want the property used for other purposes.
Fortunately in this case, thanks to ADF, the city amended its ordinance and allowed the church a meeting location.
Why then are we so silent about our faith in Christ?
What will compel us to express our personal faith?
. . .not as a concession, but as a norm?
In the New Testament, Peter and John were ordered to be silent!
They responded to persecution with the attitude: “do to us whatever you’re going to do—but we’re going to talk about Jesus!”
What a great model for us!
Many Christians are silent . The word “Jesus” frequently censored. His name can’t even be mentioned in some prayers today.
But how much of the censorship is self-censorship?
How much do we silence ourselves?
When we do, we deny Christ—and like Peter, we hear the crowing of the rooster in the background.
If you’re excited about Jesus—talk about it!
Live out your faith.
And it’s exactly what atheist groups are attempting to do with just the mention of a lawsuit!
Alliance Defending Freedom delivered a letter to the Peoria, Arizona Unified School District, urging it to respect the constitutionally protected freedom of school employees to have Bibles in their private desk areas.
Principals at some of the district’s schools had instructed teachers to remove Bibles and Scripture references from their desks—after an over-reaction in fear of a lawsuit from the Freedom From Religion Foundation!
There’s no legitimate basis for public schools to prohibit employees from having Bibles at their desks for their own personal use.
Stay informed. Know your rights and speak up!
And let’s pray for our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom who are leading the advocacy for our rights to freely live out our faith!
A Webcam abortion is when women are provided with abortion-inducing drugs without any in-person examination by a licensed physician—a common practice in Planned Parenthood centers all across the country.
Alliance Defending Freedom filed a legal brief on behalf of several medical professionals, as well as the former director of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland to stop this dangerous practice.
ADF attorneys are representing the former Planned parenthood director who resigned rather than participate in webcam abortions in a separate lawsuit against Planned parenthood.
Wherever you stand on abortion, we all should agree that Planned Parenthood not get a pass on abiding by established medical protocols. Their main concern should be the health and safety of women—not their bottom line.