The national debt! It’s a moral, theological, and biblical issue!
The greatest greed isn’t on Wall Street. It’s in Washington, D.C.
Presidents and the Congress—by running up unsustainable, unpayable debt, have stolen the future of our young adult, youth and children. It’s wrong! It’s sin.
The Bible is clear: “Thou shalt not steal.”
And yet our congressional members continually approve a budget that’s spending us into economic oblivion.
Yet how can we expect people to consider this issue when they vote, if their pastor refuses to speak on it—from a biblical perspective.
Speaking of disseminating the truth, the apostle Paul raised a good question in Romans 10:14: “How can they hear without someone preaching to them?”
Pastors don’t need to become more political. The issue is they need to become more biblical!
Beware of those who claim to be pro-life but who, in fact, are not!
Many running for office say they’re pro-life.
Perhaps they are privately pro-life, but the question to ask is: “Are you willing to press for the protection of babies in the womb as a policy matter?”
I explain, “If I were a baby in the womb, your private convictions would mean nothing to me. What would matter is what you are legislatively and judicially visceral about.”
What purpose is served to occupy an elective office endowed with the power to protect life, if that power is then ignored?
Proverbs 24:11 says, “Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die.”
Time after time, elected officials have said they were pro-life.
But once in office, did absolutely nothing to help pre-born babies!
As a nation, we need to remember that there is no God-given right—to do wrong!
Christians are being fired for holding politically incorrect positions.
Businesses are even being fined or closed because they refuse to participate in homosexual marriages.
Religious liberty is under attack from godless, sexual anarchists who believe there’s a God-given right to sexual lawlessness.
There is no God-given right to do wrong.
Every sinful act is by definition a lawless one.
The good news is time and eternity are on the side of Truth as those of us who are followers of Jesus are “well versed,” and follow our duty to proclaim and patiently explain biblical Truth.
It’s time to do the work of the Kingdom of God in the power of the Spirit of the Living God!
The good news? Truth eventually wins. Be encouraged!
If you want to know who’s truly in power, you can determine it simply by discovering who it’s unlawful to criticize!
For self-government to thrive, we must have the right to confront government officials with our political and moral grievances.
The biblical roots are reminders.
Times when a John the Baptist must call out a Herod, or a Nathan must expose a King David.
And of course, not without risk. It cost John the Baptist his head!
We have the God-given right and duty to speak to and for God, and to live according to His will.
And unbelieving persons might be offended by Christ’s Gospel and God’s law, but we know that apart from God’s Law, man will turn the earth into a tyrannical hellhole.
We must face their attempts to silence us with boldness and grace!
It’s called our “First Freedom”—the freedom to exercise our faith in accordance with dictates of our own conscience.
The Founders declared there would be no established United States “National Church”—that the individual States would be free to exercise their respective Christian denominational distinctive and the Federal Government wouldn’t interfere.
Unfortunately, this right has been hijacked and distorted beyond recognition!
None of us have an absolute right to do anything we want in the name of practicing our religion—there have always been limits.
If our rights are God-given, they must be exercised under His terms.
Now, more than ever, we need to embrace the spirit of the First Amendment and exercise our right to speak truth to power.
And of course, I’m referring to the self-evident, biblical truth on which the nation was founded!
It will take Christians with a biblical worldview to preserve, defend and restore our country’s values to those God speaks to in Scripture!
How often someone will say, “but you can’t legislate morality.”
The fact is, all laws legislate morality—at least someone’s.
We have laws against murder because we believe morally that people should not murder others.
Laws against perjury, stealing, violating contracts. Of course we legislate morality. That’s the reason for laws.
While the Bible doesn’t speak to every particular situation—and that’s important to acknowledge here—it does give us the necessary moral framework and general principles to be applied to every situation.
That includes guidance on how to understand the solutions to today’s challenging political and social issues—and how to exercise our stewardship to vote!