There is a quote from Mr. Jefferson that fits today’s situation. “The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to always be alive.” That is appropriate for today!
I know that I sound like a broken record with my continual harping about the need to “take back our country” and “return to our moral moorings.” If we don’t stand together and resist the takeover by those on the Left and those who hate our American System of Freedom and Government, we will stand together in chains! Sadly, we have not demonstrated the unity or resolve to stand together and a House Divided always falls. I want an America that I do not have to describe to my grandchildren and great-grandchildren as something that we used to have where men were free, private property was protected, and we enjoyed the freedom of religion.
I am not calling for armed resistance. I am calling for active resistance through every medium available to educate the public as to what is really happening in our current government and has been for decades. I am calling for active involvement in local groups, organizations, campaigns, and elections. We must do that in order to select and elect people to office that will uphold our core values, respect the Constitution, and value a Free America.
I believe that we must do this from the ground up without neglecting any level all the way to the top. It is not enough to get good local officials in office. It is not enough to get State officials who hold those values? No, we must replace those who are willing to sell us out at every level all the way to the Whitehouse. It may take several election cycles to get the job done, but if we band together and stay the course, we have a slim hope of accomplishing this goal. If we do not, we have no hope.
Therefore, I ask everyone to commit themselves to become involved prayerfully and vocally at every level of the political scene. I believe that your and our Liberty and Freedom depends on it!
That demands another question, “Should Christians be Political or involved in Politics?” When I say, political or involved in politics, I am focused on the involved portion. I do suggest that pastors should preach every sermon like a campaign speech. That is not necessary, but what is necessary is to call evil what it is and honor the directives of the Bible.
Let me quote Thomas Jefferson as the foundation for my comments, or as some will insist, my rant or a diatribe. He said, “Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?” –Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.XVIII, 1782. ME 2:227
I’ve been asked many times how I can reconcile being a preacher with being political in my speaking and labors. I have always believed them to be uniquely connected in the sense that without the God-given freedom politically and socially that we have enjoyed for more than two centuries in America we will lose our religious freedom as well.
Likewise, the Constitution does not prohibit the Church, preachers, or members of any congregation from speaking out against what we believe to be an offense and violation of the teachings of Scripture. The tired old argument of “Separation of Church and State” is not a Constitutional one but a modern interpretation of convenience and even embraced by many Christians. It is based on a false premise that somehow if the Church and State are separated then we keep our Religious Freedom, but the converse is true.
The Constitution designed a provision to prevent the Federal Government from establishing a National Religion, such as England had, and promote it above any others. The founders desired that Americans be free to worship God as they chose within the parameters of not violating the rights and safety of others. They wanted a person to be free to believe in God or not believe in God but not to prevent eliminate God from the political spectrum and process because it offended some who did not believe. No that would violate our ability to have Freedom of Speech.
Today, we have been lulled into a stupor politically and morally. We have become complacent or duped into believing that it is okay for a minority of people to dictate to the majority what they can and cannot do from a religious standpoint in the political arena. The atheist can be vocal and express their views, today the Muslims can, and even those who worship satan are allowed to practice and promote their beliefs, but Christians are disallowed.
That is amazing considering that interwoven in the fabric of our Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights is clear evidence of the Bible and Biblical teaching. The Bible and God influenced the thinking of our founders and it guided their deliberations and was a foundational part of this nation becoming a free nation. Yet, we have allowed the banning of God from public institutions. We have allowed the fallacious instruction to the churches, and religious organizations that if they engage in the political debate their non-profit status will be called into question. I wonder if this is because, for many, God has become theoretical rather than a real living being, THE LIVING GOD!
I say to those seeking to, “Call my participation into question?” Who am I to obey, God or man? If something is wrong based on the clear teachings of Scripture, how can I be silent? If I do not warn the wicked to turn from their wicked ways, their blood is on my hands. If I do not try to lead the blind into the light, I am guilty of aiding their demise. If I do not stand in the gap and make up the hedge, who will? Therefore, as a Christian, a preacher, and a former pastor it is my conviction that to not be involved in the political landscape would be a violation of my faith.
Please understand, I am not suggesting that everyone should feel or believe as I do, but I am giving you the reason that I stay so actively engaged in this process. It has less to do with the Democrats or Republicans than honoring God. I do believe that the Leftists are following a destructive agenda for this country. I believe that God is the source and solution to what ails America and the world. I believe that if we can somehow be an instrument in seeing a Restored America, then we will also see a Nation that Returns to God! I ask that you prayerfully consider that in every future election and Vote for Freedom!
God Bless you and God bless America!