It seems that this past Sunday I touched a nerve in some people when I spoke of Glenn Beck. Let me clarify a couple of things; first, I never said Glenn Beck is our savior. Secondly, I never said I agreed with everything he said. I simply said that I went to see him and he has some good things to say. And now what I am saying is that we Americans had better listen up!
Why do we get so upset when even the hint of politics is mentioned from the pulpit? Are we to sit hoarded up in the comfort of our pews while America goes to Hell all around us? Let me remind you of something: we are the government! We the people. We the people have been given the responsibility to govern through the election process. Therefore, why wouldn’t it be prudent for us to cry out from our pulpits what is necessary in order to remain a free and righteous people before God? Why wouldn’t we proclaim to the masses the principles, character and morals that would manifest themselves from the rural countryside to the downtown alley ways? Our proclamation could influence a nation and her government for God. I can relate the word of God to your money, your behavior, your marriage, your attitude, your service, your children, but don’t mention your politics— hogwash! No longer should Christians be allowed to compartmentalize their lives and hide sinful lifestyles behind the banner of politics!
Matthew 22:21 proclaims, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.”
The trouble today is that we have confused who is who! We have become more afraid of the government that can and will kill the body than God who kills the soul. Listen, we should completely and ungrudgingly give to the government what it is entitled to, but in no circumstance should we give to it what belongs to God! Our government, past and present, has launched an attack on three specific areas that belong to God alone. They are central to the very foundations of Christianity. The sanctity of life, the institute of biblical marriage and religious liberty are absolutes to our faith, and at no time should we surrender to Caesar in these areas. When the law of the land dictates we violate God’s righteousness or suffer consequences, we should be willing to suffer the consequences rather than denounce God! Is martyrdom dead?
I hope and pray you will join with me as I stand to do my part in preserving America as a Christian nation. I am unwilling to accept the words of a president who proclaims that we are no longer a Christian nation, who leads an attack on the sanctity of human life and who seeks to undermine the foundations of religious liberty. It is not too late to join the fight! I have made available to you a list of government officials; exercise your freedom to contact them, and let the people govern once again.