"Love the Lord your God, walk in all His ways, obey His commands, hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and soul." Joshua 22:5

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Our Christian Patriotic Duty

I read this quote in a book today (Parenting from the Heart by Marilyn Boyer) and thought it was so good that I wanted to share it! 

"Far too long Satan has duped Christians and they have believed his lie that to be really spiritual, you ought to be a pastor or missionary, but whatever you do, keep out of the civil arena.  He has managed to render Christians ineffective in their society by keeping them within the four walls of their churches.  John Jay, the original Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and perhaps the most influential writer of the Constitution, stated, 'Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.'  We have a heritage of godliness.  We must take back the ground that good men have given up by doing nothing."

You cannot tell me that the Founders did not intend for America to be a Christian nation with Christian leaders!  America has drifted away from the idea of America itself.  We don't even know who we are anymore.  And sadly, even our "spiritual" area of church is lacking bold, Biblical teaching - not all churches, but I would say most.  We've entertained those in attendance, but for what?  Christians need to engage in politics while we also become bold to teach God's truth.  Alexis de Tocqueville said, "Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power."  Hmmm... our genius and power is waning today.  But they go together...  we have to have both real, true, solid, Biblical teaching that is flaming with righteousness and Christian civil servants who will serve the Lord through politics without fear!  Anyone?  Otherwise, America is dying...

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