The Bible-believing Christian must boldly, loudly and unashamedly insist that the social agenda of the newly re-elected Bush administration be founded on the written Word of God. Why?
And so, as we set our priorities and plans for the 21st Century, we must be certain that our definitions of marriage and family are, in fact, Biblical.
When it comes to Christians taking action to change society, the role of the pastor is critical. If Christian social action is to be godly and effective, the pastor must play his part well.
How can a Christian take a stand on issues and put godly pressure on the political system?
I have in my office an article from Life Magazine which appeared in 1940 concerning America’s Pacific ring of defense. The article detailed how America’s Pacific defense was more or less impregnable, from San Diego to Pearl Harbor to the Philippines. Of course, most of the emphasis is rightly placed upon the U.S. Navy, which was the foundation of our Pacific defense system. The article implied that all was secure and that the United States would never experience any major calamity.
Biblical patriotism does not imply giving the government ownership over our lives and property. I considered that a time of national emergency was a time to guard against further government encroachment on personal freedoms; it was then that the state could most easily seize powers that it might not relinquish after the crisis ended.
We are all familiar with the saying that America is a nation of immigrants.
“People get the government they deserve.” This statement is true. An ungodly people get an oppressive and ungodly government.
Is there a better way than Social Security of providing for one’s old age? And can we find it in the Bible?
If you’re old enough to remember the way America used to be, you probably remember a “Christian” country and wonder what happened to it. Why isn’t it a Christian country anymore?