When half the children your kids go to school with don’t have a dad at home—that’s a problem!
The absence of a father—or his leadership, even if he is in the home—is a growing problem—one we need to address.
There are too many absentee dads and too many disengaged dads.
There was a time when sexually active teens were not seen in a positive way in our schools. Today, if they’re a virgin, they’re ridiculed. The result? A high percentage of babies born to unwed mothers. And that usually means—children with no dad.
No father image; no person to help shape them.
Every little girl and every little boy needs not only the benefit of a mom, but they desperately need a dad.
Let’s commit ourselves to work to preserve the family—mom and dad!
When it comes to the political process—can we believe one way and vote another? The short answer is. . .No!
I asked a politician, “Are you pro-life?” “Yes.”
I asked, “Suppose there’s a tie on Roe vs. Wade, overturning the legislation that allows doctors to perform abortions legally—how would you vote?”
He said, “I’d vote to continue it and keep it legal.”
“Then don’t tell me you’re pro-life.”
And he said, “Oh but I am personally.”
If you’re personally pro-life, but you’re not legislatively doing anything about it—you’re worthless to that pre-born baby.
You can’t believe one way and vote another as a politician or a citizen.
In a monarchy or dictatorship, people can do nothing about the government.
But in a democracy, we vote politicians into power.
What you believe should determine how you vote!
Live out your faith!
What does it mean—to obey God?
An obvious answer is: to obey God’s Word, obey His principles. And that’s important. But it also means being in proper conformity.
And what do I mean by that?
Being in alignment with those God has put over you.
It may be someone at work. If you’re on an athletic team—it’s the coach. If you’re a child, it’s your parents.
If you’re a church, it would be your pastor.
Wherever you are in life, you’ll have other human authorities over you—placed there by God. In fact, delegated by God.
If you want to walk in full obedience to God—guess what?
Here’s the tough part. You must walk in obedience with those God has ordained and placed over you.
So how’s that going? Are you in obedience to those placed over you by God?
When it comes to mixing religion and politics, how far is “too far”?
In reality—religion and politics cannot be separated!
Any country or society that’s held together by shared social and cultural traits, has to have religion as its core and foundation.
In other words, the “political” is inherently religious. Because ultimately, religion is about values, societal values.
All laws are either moral or ethical. Ethical, meaning how we treat others. Moral, meaning our responses to the laws of God.
So no matter how you look at it—you can’t escape merging religion with politics.
Politics are inherently religious—despite efforts to make them appear distinctly secular.
This is where we find ourselves right now!
There are staggering consequences when traditional, biblical values are stripped away!
. . . and core values matter—they matter a lot!
I’m not sure as a society, that we understand the importance of this issue. Ideas have consequences. Good ideas bring great results. Bad ideas can have catastrophic impact.
What if you made yourself the source of all truth?
Many people—more than I want to think about at times—see themselves in that light. But human beings need something else, something more, or catastrophe awaits.
Trust yourself? Really? If so, you underestimate how wicked the human heart can be.
You and I need something else as the core of our life. Something that has stood the test through all eternity.
We need biblical values. Biblical values at the core of our lives, our family, our churches, and our nation!
Live out your faith!
There is truth that goes beyond us—it predates us—it will outlive us! Biblical truth.
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!