Should Christians Be Involved in Politics?

Based upon the email I get from those like Liberty University and Pastor Jonathan Falwell, my other blog from that, “If You Can Keep It”, as well as other Pastors like John Hagee, Daystar (Joni & Marcus Lamb), Dr. James Dobson, (Focus on the Family), the late Dr. James Kennedy, Joyce Myer,  I believe, EMPHATICALLY, YES!!!  

I remember being a member of and involved so wholeheartedly with the Christian Coalition in the 80’s and 90’s.  God bless Pat Robertson for starting that way back.  I was in a church of about 3,000 Faith Christian Center then.  We were ORGANIZED.  We were ALL PRO LIFE!  We ALL were active and had political rallies right in the church!   No one could tell us WHO to vote for, under the IRS laws, but, as far as subject matter? Yes, it was preached.  And our then local tv station had a born again Christian gal that was awesome, Kathy Burnham, and she took tv cameras and covered us at FCC, and it was a move of God that helped vote in for the first time in 40 years, a Republican Congress!  CHRISTIANS, where are you?  Unfortunately, it went to a few heads, and the Newt Gingrich, promise got left by the wayside.  Well, I hope we have learned.

Before you say, “oh, we can’t do that”…Hogwash.  And I hear other  ministry leaders say Christians are “getting in the fights of what is happening in the world now, too strong.”  Hogwash!   God says to put on the WHOLE ARMOUR of God!  Ephesians.

We have Conservative groups out there and a  lot are made up of CHRISTIANS.  We need to be taught, we need to be organized, and we need to be STEADFAST, and put ethical people of Character in office and ONLY vote for BIBLICAL values.   Else all is lost.  33% of this country are illiterate!  Most Christians never vote anymore, or else only for the Presidential elections.   Most Christians  should be ashamed of themselves.  For they are APATHETIC and God does not advocate sitting on the sidelines.

There are groups, as in my other blog above…Concerned Women for America, National Hispanic Christian Leadership, Liberty University, American Family Assoc., Liberty Counsel, Liberty Alliance Action, Vision America, Morning Star Ministries, The Call to Action, Traditional Values Coalition, Heritage Foundation (though not Christian), Strang Comm., and so many others all on that other blog.  Then there are the Tea Parties, and Glenn Beck’s 912 Project, Foxnews Nation…Sean Hannity is born again! Glenn Beck is a Christian (Morman), even Ann Coulter is saved, and so is Laura Ingram.

We have a lot at stake now in 2010 for the next election and to get rid of those that were not ethical, such as Murther in PA, and a lot of others. Then too you have once Republican Arlen Spector, now Democrat of PA too, who was never a conservative in the first place.  A lot is riding on the next election.  Not to mention, NH has a lot at stake and I hope gets rid of Jeanne Shaheen in the Senate.  I’m glad Kelly Ayote resigned as Atty. General, and is running a conservative Republican run for Senate too, since Judd Gregg, whom I love will not give it another term.  He deserves a peaceful retirement!  He gave it all he had and I respected him greatly.

Today, some say Christians should not be active.  Wow, that never came from the 700 Club or any of the other big ministries.   You all as Christians need to really weigh this, pray about it, and then find a group and get involved.  Make calls, take people to the poles.  Remember, the Democrats have ACORN out there!   God help us!  This last election was so crooked!  You know God will give us just what we put in…  We sit back and do nothing? We will loose everything that made America great…we already have!  I’ve repeated this quote so many times, which I had in my book too.  “In a dictatorship, people suffer without complaining, in a democracy people complain without suffering.”   Apathy! Our “pop” culture, whereas, Michael Jackson’s death means more than who is best for our country, and the issues.  They can name and sing all the rap songs, but, can’t even name our Presidents or know who leads their own state!

I just finished reading Glenn Beck’s little book, “Common Sense” from the principals of Thomas Paine.  It was very enlightening to say the least. “The 9 Principles of the 912 Project:  1. America is good.  2. I believe in God and He is the center of my life. 3, I must always try to be a more honest person than I was yesterday.  4. The family is sacred. My spouse and I are the ultimate authority, not the government.  5. If you break the law you pay the penalty. Justice is blind and no one is above it.  6. I have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but there is no guarantee of equal results.  7. I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable (only God can)
8. It is not un-American for me to disagree with authority or to share my personal opinion.  (nor me as a CHRISTIAN, who with all I went through in my life? EARNED that right!)  The government works for ME.  I do not answer to them, they answer to me!  (And all of you!)

The 12 values:  Honesty, Sincerity, Reverence, Moderation, Hope, Hard work, Thrift, Courage, Humility, Personal Responsibility, Charity, Gratitude. (From Glenn’s book).  Aren’t these supposed to be Christian qualities?”

For the argument that Christians shouldn’t be involved in politics? Well, Sarah Palin too, is a born again Christian.  She can take the heat.  Whether she runs or not, she is doing what she has to, and GOD gave her her talents.  She’s has what the media hates!

Also, here it is scriptural.  (Page 126 Common Sense) “Government by Kings was first introduced into the world by the Heathens, from whom the children of Israel copied the custom.  It was the most prosperous invention the Devil ever set on foot for the promotion of idolatry. ”  (JUST what is happening now in America!) “The Heathens paid divine honors to the deceased kings, and the Christian world hath improved on the plan by doing the same to the living ones.  As the exalting one man so greatly above the rest cannot be justified on the equal rights of nature, so neither can it be defended on the authority of scripture; for the will of the Almighty, as declared by Gideon and the prophet Samuel, expressly disapproves of government and kings.”  Just as the media falling over this President who is shafting us!  And he hasn’t been to church since he took office!  And in hypocrisy, Michelle wore a veil today meeting the Pope with Obama, while he has been the biggest proponent of killing and murdering babies all over the world with US dollars we don’t have!  Such hypocrisy and no one is going to tell me God is pleased!  But, there were battles, from David, to Gideon all through the Bible, where God’s people had to take up arms and fight for what was right, as we did back in the 80’s with the Christian Coalition.

John Hagee wrote another good book, “Financial Armageddon”, which I have just begun to read. He wrote on page 19 ” George Washington, our first president and ‘father of this nation’ made these important comments: ‘It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.’ Do not let anyone  claim to be a true American patriot if they ever ATTEMPT TO SEPARATE RELIGION FROM POLITICS!”  Abraham Lincoln said the the Bible was the ‘ best gift God has given to man’.”

“Certainly the ACLU would disagree with those quotes today.  Today, the Judeo-Christian religion is slowly being excluded from American society.  There is no prayer or Bible reading in public schools.  When I went to public school, we started every day with prayer and a devotional over the public address system.  That’s gone forever.

The 10 Commandments are now being removed from schools and from the front of government facilities because we do note want ‘freedom of religion’.  The ACLU is trying to drive freedom from religion’ down our throats. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in CA has ruled that the phrase “one nation under God” is unconstitutional. What about ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ guaranteed to all Am4ricans by the Constitution?  Life is a gift from GOD, yet every day 4,000 ,( four thousand) innocent babies in America are murdered in the wombs of their mothers through abortion.  Mother Teresa said, and I quote, ‘The nation that murders a baby” (Obama)” has lost its soul. ‘ ”

And CHRISTIANS shouldn’t be politically astute, and understand God’s role in America, our Churches, our lives, our nation, our history? Was all the blood shed through these last 200 plus years all for nothing (going back to the Revolutionary War, right to Afghanistan)?

I recently took a quiz on Facebook, which asked which woman of the Bible are you most like?  I came out like Deborah.  I’ll take that, for I loved that woman of God.  It said, “You aren’t afraid to speak your mind.  You know what you want, and go for it. You are motivated, and you revel in personal victories.  You are wise in many ways, and you know well, and trust the God you serve.  You are courageous, and can look fear in the face. You are a victor!!  (I say more than a victor or survivor, but, I have overcome, with all I have gone through in my life.)

It is imperative that Christians READ, understand politics and what is going on, and encourage those in their families to read, watch news, read newspapers even on-line.  Understand about the bills in Congress, and vote EVERY election.  Get involved in Christians political groups.  And most of all I am praying for another Christian Coalition to take root before 2012 and the next Presidential election.  We CAN make a difference.  And we need a Christian counterpart to ACORN.  We need to be Gideons!

Thank you Jesus, may we have victory and a wake up call , in Jesus name!

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