1. Mexican gun running?
2. The State Dept. lying about Benghazi?”
3. The IRS targeting conservatives?”
4. The DOJ spying on the press?”
5. Sibelius shaking down health insurance executives?”
6. The NSA monitoring our phone calls, e-mails and everything else?”
7. The State Dept. (new today) interfering with an IG investigation on dept. sexual misconduct?”
8. HHS employees (also new today) being given insider information on Medicare Advantage?”
9. Clinton, the IRS, Clapper & Holder all lying to Congress?”
Or 65 million low-info voters sticking us again with the most corrupt administration in American history?”
Category Archives: Christian Political
1. Mexican gun running?
Are you afraid of the dark? Most of us as children were. But then we grew up and realized that there is nothing to be afraid of. So how is this proven to us as children? Usually we, or someone else, turns on a light! And then what do we see? We see there was nothing there to be afraid of. Too many good people live in darkness and cower from its despotism. Like we’ve seen in the media over the past week. But darkness can have no power over light, even the most faint. In today’s dark politically correct society the darkness is so prevalent that most tremble in fear of going against it or even surrender to it, and then go as far as defending it.
Darkness can be very irritating. For example, this week I noticed something in my eye that was a dark speck. When I tried to focus I couldn’t help but see this little dark spec. I went to the eye doctor and he says it’s a floater. A myodesopsia or a shadow that’s cast on the retina. Very irritating but permanent. He said it becomes more obvious in the light, the brighter the light the more obvious the dark spec in my eye will be.
Now this is a very good physical illustration of a spiritual truth in America these days. When the light is broadcast through American Christians’ outspoken opinions, the darkness is exposed. A case in point is the recent Chick-Fil-A furor. All the Christian CEO of this company did was make a public statement that he believed in traditional marriage. This action, (like a brightly lit room would cause my floater to be more apparent), exposed the darkness in our society as it was manifested over the top in the media that supports it.
Ephesians 5: 8-14 is a good illustration of this fact.
God’s light produces every kind of goodness, right living, and truth. 10 Try to learn what pleases the Lord. 11 Have no part in the things that people in darkness do, which produce nothing good. Instead, tell everyone how wrong those things are. 12 Actually, it is shameful to even talk about the things those people do in secret. 13 But the light makes clear how wrong those things are. 14 Yes, everything is made clear by the light.
Verse 14 continues with a statement that I’ve taken some liberty with:
“Wake up America you who are sleeping! Rise from spiritual darkness, and Christ will shine on you.”
In the past, before I became a Christian American, I was full of darkness, but now I am full of light in the Lord Jesus Christ. So, in verse eleven above, A Christian American’s Opinion will have no part in the things that people in darkness do, which produce nothing good. Instead, we tell everyone how wrong those things are. (Ephesians 5:11 paraphrased)
So simply turn on the light and expose the darkness for what they are and Jesus Christ will shine on you.
This is our hope for America. Cower not from floaters.
So the question comes up all the time, “how can I be a Christian and resist the government’s authority?” Doesn’t Paul the apostle make it very clear that we are to submit to governing authorities? Romans 13:1-7. I will try never to take the word of God out of context. Paul was speaking very clearly about government authority in general and their purpose to restrain evil. I believe Paul (and of course the Holy Spirit) is directly referring to the Executive Branches of Government i.e.”he does not bear the sword in vain”. In the United States of America we have a constitution that describes the authority of the government and responsibility of its citizens. Our government’s constitution preamble states: We the People of the United States in order to form a more perfect union…
Our Declaration of Independence states:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government.
Americans have a history of “self governance.” Abraham Lincoln acknowledged this in the Gettysburg Address. “…that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth”.
We are a government “of the people”, “by the people” and “for the people” as well as a nation under God. So as citizens of this great country we have a Biblical responsibility to follow its laws that we, through our republican form of government created but also have a responsibility and a right to alter or abolish it as an unalienable right if it moves beyond its constitutional limits.
So how can I do this and remain within my scriptural boundaries? Well if we read the “Bill of Rights” we can read in 1st 9th and 10th amendments to the United States Constitution which allow us the freedom and responsibility of demanding our rights from our government through redress. If our rights are being violated we have a Christian obligation to resist. Not only for our sakes but for the sake of our children and other Americans whose rights afforded them by our Constitution and laws are being violated.
So when a fellow Christian brother or sister rebukes your outspoken position using Romans saying it is God’s will to submit to our government, let them know you are, and then that you expect them to get off their couch and stand up for our country as well…In the name of our founding fathers, the constitution and your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.