The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion. ~ Psalm 28:1
We live in interesting times. The mayoral candidate who responded to my “how many genders am I holding up?” question a few weeks back, with “whatever makes you happy” was crushed 2 to 1 by the incumbent Liberal. What is it about truth that sends so many of even the “righteous” scurrying for the safety of the shadows? It seems to fly contrary to Psalm 28:1 when you stop and think about it. I get the whole fear and safety…in the age of “Safe Spaces”, but when in the history of the world have the fearful controlled the future? What is the future for those who value safety over liberty?
Perhaps it is worth taking a closer look at the foundation of who we are. This is from the 3rd lesson of our 12-week Constitution Course facilitated by our friends at Liberty Christian Fellowship:
THE FOUNDATIONS AND PURPOSE OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT & LAW IN THE WORDS OF THE FOUNDERS
Mayflower Compact – “Having undertaken [this voyage] for the Glory of God and Advancement of the Christian Faith…”
Note: This was a government document, not a church document, declaring the purpose for which America was founded.
Declaration of Independence – “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal…”
Note: This statement pre-supposes a God who created men. It is made in a foundational
government document, not a church document.
Declaration of Independence – “…that [men] 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…”
Note: The Founder’s declaration of the purpose of government – protection of God-given rights, not provision of goods and/or services.
Declaration of Independence – “When…it becomes necessary to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, [in other words to rule or govern themselves] the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitle them…”
Note: These are the Founder’s words declaring, in a foundational government document, the way they are entitled to govern themselves is according to the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.
Laws of Nature’s God – “…the moral law…contained in the…10 Commandments written by the finger of God.” (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)
Laws of Nature – “A rule of conduct arising out of the natural relations of human beings established by the Creator, and existing prior to any positive [written] precept. Thus, it is a law of nature that one man should not injure another, and murder and fraud would be crimes independent of any [written] prohibition from the supreme power.” (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)
Paraphrase and simplified: The Laws of Nature are intuitively and instinctively known to man. They do not have to be written out. They are in your God-given conscience.
The Laws of Nature and Nature’s God, according to the Founders, are the foundation for all law in America. All Laws, Executive Orders or Supreme Court decisions are valid only if they conform to the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God. Any laws, orders or rulings made outside the boundaries of the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God are not real, legitimate, enforceable or legally binding. Check it out with the words of the Founders:
Declaration of Independence – Grievance # 13 – “He [the king] has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation.”
Grievance #19 – For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses.” Question: What does “pretend” mean? – The Founders declared any laws outside the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God to be “pretend:” not real but make-believe; not legal or enforceable.
So if we ARE a people subject to the “Laws of Nature and Nature’s God” it begs the question…
|Should Christians Be Involved In Politics?|
A Politician’s response:
Today, a very little publicized historical fact is that President James A. Garfield was a Christian Minister. He said:
“Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature…If the next centennial does not find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.”
A Theologian’s Response:
Charles Finney was arguably the greatest preacher during the Great Awakening, a time of incredible spiritual revival during America’s founding period. He said:
“The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics…God cannot sustain this free and blessed country which we love and pray for unless the Church will take right ground…God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take [in politics].”
Politics – the science of government; that part of ethics which consists in the regulation and government of a nation or state for the preservation of its safety, peace and prosperity… also for the protection of its citizens in their rights, with the preservation and
improvement of their morals. (Webster’s 1828 Dictionary)
Leading Question: Who is better equipped to “preserve and improve morals”? Christians with a Biblical worldview or non-Christians? Therefore, who should be involved in politics?
If you get discouraged, remember the words of Edward Everett Hale and our founders:
I am only one, but I am one.
I can’t do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, that I ought to do.
And what I ought to do, by the grace of God, I shall do.
Duty is ours. Results are God’s. John Quincy Adams
Statesmen may plan and speculate for liberty, but it is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. John Adams
It is impossible to righty govern the world without God and the Bible. George Washington
Which in turn begs the greater question what sort of believer am I?
This “We Are The Laodicean Church” may help to shed some light…
Laodicea means “people ruling” or “justice of the people” which lets us know that it’s the people who rule the church and Christ himself has no part of it. This matches Christ’s parable of the mustard seed which grew into a tree (mutant) and covered the whole earth and that even the birds of the air (demons) lodged (make their home in) it’s branches (denominations). It’s a sad state of the church when demons run and control it by being so comfortable in the church that they actually “LIVE” in what is supposed to be Christ’s church. Laodicea was a Roman city which was one of the only cities that had hot and cold running water in the city because two aqueducts were built – one from Colossea which brought down cold water and another from hot springs from Hieropolis which brought in hot water. HOT water is therapeutic, and COLD water is refreshing; however, WARM water (neither hot nor cold) is stagnant and therefore diseased and of course you would never drink it and likewise spew it from your mouth. This description is something that the people in Laodicea clearly understood. http://www.onepathpublishing.com/thepureword/library/Laodicean-church.pdf
Lonely are the brave. But surely I say to you their place in heaven is secure. There is a great battle to save our children. As my friend Matt Hopkins says, “Jesus told us to be fishers of men, but he did not tell us to use our children as bait.” Education consultant Peg Luksiks gave a masterful presentation to our brothers and sisters in Dutchess County last week. “Who Controls Our Future”? The Urgent Condition of Our Children’s Education, with Peg Luksik (rumble.com)
By the way, God is about to flip the switch on His “Great Reset”. This is our Red Sea Moment. How do I know this to be true? Because He stopped the world in the middle of recording When the World Turns Around…now fully mixed, mastered, and ready for release! Are you ready…are you prepared?