You’ll be told that students are not allowed to sing religious Christmas carols in public schools.
The fact is: During school activities like choir, or Christmas programs, students can sing religious carols along with secular ones—without offending the Constitution!
It is true, however, that school districts across the country often prohibit students from exercising these rights based on a false view of the law.
I’m grateful to Alliance Defending Freedom for putting together a Christmas and Public Schools Myth/Fact Sheet—exactly what you need to know going into the holiday season.
Know the real facts about celebrating Christmas in your public school!
Download the free fact sheet with all seven Myths surrounding Christmas and Public Schools.
Democrat or Republican? Whose side is God on?
Let’s go to the Old Testament book of Joshua.
He encountered a representative of God called the “Captain of the Host” and Joshua asked, “Whose side are you on?”
The Captain of the Host said, “I didn’t come here to take sides; I came here to take over.”
I’m in a political party, but it’s only because it’s the place I can best serve God at this time.
I live in the State, in the City that I do because I think I can best serve Jesus right here.
I’m in my occupation as a pastor because I think I can best serve Jesus there.
Is God a Democrat? Is He a Republican? Whose side is He on?
We’re asking the wrong questions.
The issue is not whose side God is on—the question is: Whose side are you on?
Why are some of us so silent about the issues facing this country?
Last year, the Barna Group released results of a survey showing that—people who call themselves Conservatives do not speak up for what they believe. And it isn’t because they’re afraid.
It’s because they don’t know how to make a biblical case for their convictions.
Can we agree that our nation is in trouble?
That we have deep problems. Debt, waste, fraud, abuse. Our national security in question. Civil discourse in government almost gone.
And yet we still hear that old cliché: “Politics and religion do not mix.”
The Bible speaks to every important issue of life.
We need to be well versed in all that it says!
Not to be more political, but to be more biblical! To be Well Versed!
You can take this to the bank!
We can’t operate as individuals or as a nation against God’s ways and succeed!
The hope for any nation, is conformity to God’s ways.
I wonder at times, if even we as Christians really get it.
So what’s holding us back?
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.
And certainly, If we’re anti-biblical in our national life, it’s self-destructive.
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.
We don’t need to be more political—we need to be more biblical!
There are staggering consequences when traditional, biblical values are stripped away!
Ideas have consequences. Good ideas bring great results.
And as we can clearly see in our national choices, bad ideas can have catastrophic impact.
It’s what happens when you make yourself the source of all truth.
Trust yourself? Really?
You underestimate how wicked the human heart can be.
Many people—more than I want to think about at times—see themselves as that source of truth. But we need something else, something more, or catastrophe is inevitable.
We need something else as the core of our life.
Something that has stood the test through all eternity: biblical values!
Biblical values at the core of our lives, our family, our churches, and our nation!
We must be well versed in what God says in His Word—the Bible!
There is truth that goes beyond us. It predates us. And it will outlive us! So what is it?
Make no mistake, truth that matters—is biblical truth.
Some say, “Well, according to whose interpretation?”
The answer? According to collective minds of authentic followers of God for the last two thousand years!
Others argue: “Well, it’s his interpretation against yours, right?”
No. The Bible was written plainly. Destroying a baby in the womb is anti-biblical. Re-defining marriage is anti-biblical. Depriving people of expressing true creativity, through excessive control denies the integrity of the human spirit. It’s anti-biblical. Economic taxes and unconscionable debt that breaks 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!
IF we are well versed!