Current Pastor and Former Constitution Party Presidential Candidate had an awesome blog post recently. While at the end, he turns it into a sales pitch for his new book (which deals with the right to defend oneself based on scripture), all of his point are extremely valid. A major point of contention of his is the silence coming from our church leaders.
Can one imagine what would happen in this country if half of these pastors would get up in their pulpits this Sunday and sound the clarion call to stand up and fight these insidious encroachments against our liberties? What if 25% would? What would happen if only 10% would rise up and take a stand?
I constantly face the attitude from fellow believers that all we as Christians should do in the realm of politics is pray “cause God will take care of us.” While I don’t disagree entirely with the power of prayer, I believe that we serve a God of action. Action is a sign of faith and we are to live by faith. I have also heard the counter argument that maybe God doesn’t give freedom as a right. The thought process on that is that the Old Testament laid out rules for slavery and servitude. My thought on that is the same as divorce. God doesn’t like it, but realized that it was going to happen (as he gave us free will) so he laid out some basic ground rules. He is a gracious God and a loving father. How many of us parents gave freedom to our children and even said what would happen when they did something they we didn’t approve of. That it a post for another day.
I like Chuck and I really like what he is saying in his post. We need to stand up for our nation and we need to know that to do so is within our right as Christians. Pass this along.