Christians are not exempt from being good citizens. The Bible commands us to obey those who God has placed in authority over us. We are not to play God, but are to act godly. As a citizen you and I have been entrusted with protecting the freedom that we enjoy in America.
As the Presidential Election approaches, I hear and read a lot of things that are filled with hatred and spite. One of the tenants of America is the freedom of speech. This is a great thing but can also be abused. Something that disturbs me the most is the hatred coming from people who claim to be Christians. I am a Christian and I believe in taking a stand, but not one that harms the name of Christ.
Physically Resolved, to exercise more often than last year (that should be easy!). Resolved, to eat less trans-fats and to eat less in general. Resolved, to drink more water (does sweet tea and lemonade count?). Resolved, to eat more green vegetables (I don't think McD's charges for extra lettuce). Resolved, to take the stairs (even … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
The Church must take right ground in regard to politics. The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics. Christians have been exceedingly guilty in this matter. But the time has come when they must act differently. God cannot sustain this free and blessed country which we love and pray for unless the Church will take right ground. It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation are becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they think God does not see what they do in politics. But I tell you He does see it, and He will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics.
Democrats and Republicans alike have gone hog-wild with big government. Americans really do need less - fewer taxes, fewer laws, fewer government agencies. Less is more. It will hurt us in the long run to have universal health care. We need to open the social security system up to private investing. (Think about it: Can I do any worse than what the government does managing my money?) Don’t buy into the rhetoric that we need another law or more funding. If you agree, just remember that less federal- and state-government will require more self-government of neighborhoods & communities.
This November marks only the 8th time I’ve had the important opportunity to offer my vote for who should hold the office of President, but I’m already feeling a range of emotions... I don’t really like either of the candidates. I don’t know if they mean what they say. I don’t know who to trust. I don’t know if my vote will really count anyway. Ever feel this way? If so, I trust the next few paragraphs will help you during days ahead....