Politics and Religion

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Politics and religion are not strangers, but they can get along with one another.

Submitted: August 05, 2018

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Submitted: August 05, 2018



Nations and the governments that rule them are creations of men. What we see and what may be known of nations of the world are the product of the men that populate them. Nations do not animate themselves; they are driven by men. Governments, of their own accord, do not prosper or enslave their citizens. This is the work of men. A nation’s virtue will never rise above that of its inhabitants.

America is not the perfect, sinless state that we wish it would be. It has never been; never will be. There are Christians who will disagree with me, but I tell you now, they are wrong. Their solution to the woes of nations and men is that all come to Jesus Christ. I get that and in this regard they are correct. However, the liberty and personal freedoms we hail as the cornerstones of America prevent that from ever happening.

In American, one is not, and cannot, be compelled to follow Christ. If we are honest, this is the way we like it. Just as well be honest, the Bible says the same. Christianity is a freewill choice that not everyone will make. So, we should not expect perfection of our country or its servants. That we accept imperfection is not to say we accept corruption or any group’s dismantling of our nation.

We are a nation of laws. We obey these laws even when we do not agree with them and when we disobey, we accept the consequences prescribed by courts of law. There is a growing sentiment in local governments, political parties, and vocal “isms” that the law does not apply to them. They preach that we do not need to recognize our borders or immigration law. They wish to pick and choose which sections of the Constitution and its amendments to follow and which to ban. They wish to steal from taxpayers to assuage their collective conscious with social programs that award irresponsibility. They pollute the schools with dysfunctional methods and versions of history that display open hostility to our history. In a word, they are offended by the country whose liberty and blessings they enjoy. They are equally offended by those who, for love of country, stand by America and endeavor to see her lifted up among the nations of the world. 

As go men; so go nations. 
“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commends his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
The godly dying in order for the ungodly to live above their deserved end is the message of the gospel. It is also the message of freedom. Good men and women have died so that their neighbors can tread on the flag, burn it and curse the institutions that serve it. That is America. Here, we tolerate dissent. We will not tolerate those who would take that from us.

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