Isaiah 44:28 says, “He will say of Jerusalem, ‘Let it be rebuilt,’ and of the temple, ‘let its foundations be laid.’”
It’s time for us to rebuild this nation on the foundations that were once here, but have long since been lost. In many cases, carelessly lost.
But what are those foundations?
They are biblical principles.
We’re not married to a candidate for office.
We’re not married to a political party or ideology.
We will only endure as a nation if we are committed to principles, undeniable, biblical principles.
If you’re seeing what I’m seeing, both naturally and in the realm of the Spirit, you and I are in agreement that our nation is in trouble.
Pray as we have been commanded to pray for our leaders.
Let’s re-lay the foundations for this country!
We sure do.
Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys have filed a motion in a Texas court—to stop an attempt by the city of Houston to subpoena sermons belonging to several area pastors—in a lawsuit the pastors aren’t even involved in!
The city is illegitimately demanding that the pastors—who’re NOT party to the lawsuit—turn over constitutionally protected sermons, simply so the city can see if the pastors have ever opposed or criticized the city.
It’s a witch hunt—pure and simple! And any rumors you’ve heard that the Mayor of the City of Houston has backed off, Annise Parker, she has not. Those rumors are false.
And Alliance Defending Freedom is asking the court to put a stop to it!
Is one political view Christian while the other is not? It’s a question many are afraid to ask!
Being Republican or a Democrat, a liberal or a conservative is not the issue. Being a follower of Christ is what counts.
You should vote for the candidates and belong to the party that will allow you to have the greatest influence for Christ.
I belong to a political party, but I do so only because I think, at this time, this part is where I can have that greater influence I’ve just spoken of.
If I need to change—I will.
But everything is based on the question: “What do I need to do in order to be an influencer for Christ?”
It’s a question we must all ask.
Am I an influencer for Christ—in every arena of my life?
The truth is, the Affordable Care Act requires that every plan that includes abortion that is offered on any Government exchange, must collect a separate fee, used exclusively to pay for abortions.
The surcharge isn’t listed in the premium, it’s added in to the total premium.
Alliance Defending Freedom explains that:
“If you like your current plan, and can’t keep it, you may be forced to pay for other people’s abortions in your new plan.
And neither the Constitution nor federal and state law allow for this type of government coercion.”
This is a biblical issue.
No one should be coerced in violating what Scripture clearly teaches—the sanctity of human life.
I recently read: “I don’t believe the church is here to tell me what to do. I follow my own conscience. The church isn’t my moral compass.”
Well somebody doesn’t understand what the church is.
The Bible is our moral compass.
I don’t judge it—it judges me.
But the church is the environment that helps me live out those biblical issues, the moral compass issues of life.
So in that sense, the church is a moral compass.
“Cafeteria Christians” used to describe people who’d simply choose what they want to believe.
But that’s not what the true church is.
You and I, have the greatest opportunity right now to see this nation righted spiritually by living God’s principles and biblical values in a culture that desperately needs a moral compass!
. . .and I’m grateful to report that, in this instance, the Janesville Virginia School District recognized its mistake and apologized. They determined that showing the video violated a child’s right to receive instruction in an atmosphere free from prejudice. And they’re right!
In a gracious gesture, Alliance Defending Freedom sent the Janesville District a letter applauding their apology, but reminding them that “teachers have the right to express their own viewpoints and opinions. They do not have the right to indoctrinate students.”
The one-sided, anti-religious same-sex marriage video shown the class violated the school policy, and it undermined parental authority.
My hope—and prayer—is that more schools will choose not to present this kind of video—in the first place!