Political from the Pulpit

A couple generations back we find that the Bible was one of the principle books used in the classrooms of America.  For over 150 years, the Word was an integral part of our educational curriculum.   As worldliness and humanistic practices invaded our culture the teaching institution turned to secular texts to educate young Americans, often leaving out the more important teachings not only from the Scriptures, but also our precious  Christian heritage. Today, we are cursed with a learning institution that not only avoids scripture references but also eliminates God in all areas of instruction.  How sad.  If the parents of children do not take the initiative of teaching their young the religious foundation upon which our Nation was founded then this knowledge will soon pass away.  Fortunately, those who home school their young have the opportunity to provide their children with truthful, scripturally sound curriculum that fosters a wholesome understanding of the Christian Heritage from whence we came.  In addition, there seems to be an awakening from the pulpits of America to instruct the people in not only their Godly heritage, but also in their God given right and responsibility to become informed, involved and influential in the affairs of government.

Separating the State from the Church is scriptural, but separating the Church from the State is not.  History records Pastoral initiative in educating their flock in the affairs of Government.  This was in direct obedience to the Word of God which indicates that the Lord will bless those Nations which follow his commandments.   What better place to learn about the truth in matters of civil government than from the pulpit of a God-fearing, Bible preaching man of God.   Far too long have the Christians of this Nation hidden their heads in the sands of irresponsibility and have not hearkened to the need to become involved in stemming the tide of evil within our government.  We now face in our Nation an ungodly administration that is bent on replacing God with Allah.  Folks, this ought not to be!.

God had given our founding fathers a blueprint for establishing our three branches of government in Isaiah 33:22.  He is also instrumental for raising up men of leadership in government as noted in Proverbs 8: 15,16.  Believer it or not, one of the functions of government as established by God was to punish evil doers. 1Peter 2:14.  In the previous verses we are admonished to submit ourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake.  Granted, there are legitimate causes in which a Christian should honor God in being disobedient to government laws.  We know of Daniel who refused to refrain from praying to the Lord as was his practice.  Daniel 6;  The Apostle Paul was frequently thrown into prison for preaching the Gospel.   Martin Luther refused to recant his faith in God.

One of the ministries of my Church is “Constitutional Awareness for Christians”  Our assistant Pastor monitors what is going on in the State and Federal Government of which God’s people need to be aware.  We are given addresses, emails and phone numbers to contact our government officials regarding pertinent issues of  Biblical concern.  Christians need to be proactive in giving their input into these matters.    As members of the flock we are encouraged to pray for these issues as well as for the salvation of those who represent us in government without knowing Jesus Christs as their saviour.  For those we have in positions of authority in our nation who do know Christ as their saviour, we pray that their influence for righteousness will result in stemming the forces of evil that want to destroy our Nation.

There are other organizations founded by Christian men across America which are beginning to have a positive influence on matters of government   Awake America by Dr. Chuck Harding has been reaching out to National Political leaders in Washington, DC.  Another group is in the process of having Bibles printed and presented to the Senators and Representatives who are elected to represent the people of America .

I am saddened that there are Preachers in America’s pulpits today who refrain from educating their flock in the matters of government.  It would seem to me that this may be one of the reasons that we find ourselves in the mess we are experiencing today.  What is most God honoring is that the Under Sheppard of a fellowship of believers would exercise his God given responsibility to inform his people of the need to not only vote, but to become actively involved in the entre political process.

Pastors should diligently encourage members of their flock to vote.  With the access to absentee ballots and agencies who will transport shut-ins to voting precincts,  one is literally without excuse to exercise their constitutional right to vote.  Speaking of voting, in my humble opinion there are certain issues of which I believe one should always vote “NO” Among these issues are any tax increases; changes in our Constitution that take away our rights and freedom, thus giving the government more power over our personal lives, and any issue that is contrary to Scripture.

Men of God who are called to preach His word should also encourage Christians to become active in campaigning for those candidates who exemplify by conduct that they believe in Scriptural values.  The teens in their ministry should be encouraged to seek God’s will as to whether He would call them into the ministry of Political office holder.  Would you believe that one of our former Presidents was an ordained minister of God’s Word?   Our Government needs to be purged of liberal, God hating self serving politicians who do not faithfully represent the majority of the American people.  There is an urgent need to replace these socialistic heretics with God-fearing men and women.

Finally, but alas most importantly we need to be admonished by our Pastors to pray for our government officials.  We need to implore the gates of heaven for God to either change the hearts of those who are antagonistic toward Christians, or get rid of them. The God-fearing men whom God has raised up to serve in government need us to pray that they will have wisdom and discernment as they fulfill their role as a servant of the people of this Nation.rnment in Isaiah 33:22.   Revive us again, O Lord!

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