"Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in." ~ Isaiah 58:12
A very important election is close at hand. Next Tuesday, choices will be made by voters that will affect the future of our nation for generations to come. Are you prepared to vote?
The truth is, only 32 million—of the over 100 million people who say they’re born-again—voted in the last election. Most of these are sincere people who are trying to live as God wants them to live. Why then do they not go to the polls and vote? I’m glad you asked.
Up until 1900 the Christian population of America controlled the outcome of elections. No candidate could be elected who did not acknowledge God’s place in the history of our nation. Actually they had to go further than that. In their speeches and writings, they had to acknowledge that Jesus Christ was God’s Son, and that the Bible was the best book to live by in this world. Had a candidate for political office in the 1800’s stated that he believed abortion was a woman’s choice he would have ended his political career then and there. If a candidate had stated that homosexuality was just a different way of family life he would have sealed his political doom. What changed? Why are we in the political slime which has politicians scampering for a way to appeal to homosexual voters? Why are most government servants no longer statesmen?Continue reading →
What will it be like when liberty is gone in America? What will it be like when you can’t tell your children about your faith in Jesus for fear that they might innocently repeat it, be reported to social services, and then be taken away from you? You think that can’t happen in America? This is satan’s main design with the push for homosexual law. And what has caused us to get to this point of nearly losing our liberty? As humbly, yet as honestly as I know how to say it: It’s because our Pastors have backed out of the realm of civil government. We’ve lost the Biblical understanding of it, thus God’s people have been taught by our example—and sometimes by our words—to stay out of government. Yet, this is so different from Biblical examples of government leadership.
Ezra, the Priest, understood fully the role a spiritual leader should take in restoring a nation. Notice what he did. The Bible records in Ezra 7:10,
“For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the Lord, and to practice it, and to teach His statutes and ordinances in Israel.”
Ezra not only studied the moral law summed up in the Ten Commandments, he began, “to teach [God’s] statutes and ordinances in Israel”. That is, he began to teach civil law in Israel as a part of his spiritual call from God. Continue reading →
A hundred years ago, who would have ever believed Christians in America would be fighting for the right to keep homosexuals off our church staffs; or that we’d be having to try to protect our children from transgenderism in our schools? What happened to our nation that was once known as the most moral on earth? Can I be “gut-level” honest with you? We as church leaders lost the Biblical understanding of education, business, and civil government. And when we moved out of those God-ordained institutions, satan moved in!
Our Founding Fathers knew the importance of teaching the Biblical understanding of these institutions. This is why they planned an extra meeting on Thursday afternoons, at which the local Pastor would teach about current events in light of the Scripture. By this method they created a nation which had a Biblical view of every major area of life. They knew if the Biblical view of education, business, and civil government did not permeate a nation satan’s view would. If we don’t return to this Biblical view of the world, we will shortly live as slaves to a dictatorial government.
But why should we, as Christians, learn about civil government from our churches? Well, ask yourself this question: Who created civil government? As in all questions, the Bible has the answer. Continue reading →