STAND FOR TRUTH—SILENCE IS DANGEROUS!
To stand up and advocate on behalf of Judeo-Christian principles in a postmodern culture and an era of clashing world views is never easy, especially when the voices of a secular minority are ever-increasing. However, our silence has permitted political correctness to dominate the societal and legislative landscape, creating deep moral and spiritual wounds that are inflamed by even the slightest reference to anything sectarian.
Presently, adversarial groups are threatening to sue if our national motto, “In God We Trust,” is displayed in community schools or the name of Jesus Christ is mentioned in almost any government setting. Using the false narrative of maintaining a “separation of church and state,” these anti-religious zealots feign outrage and are absolutely adamant about removing all vestiges of God from the public square.
Christians being absent from the marketplace of ideas has unequivocally given way to a thoroughly secularized America. Yet, according to the American Religious Identification Survey2, 76% of Americans still identify themselves as Christians and a 2012 survey by the Pew Forum3 showed that 36% of the population attended services nearly every week or more. These numbers show the media’s relentless attempts to lower and denigrate the existing spiritual vitality within our country’s fabric. Why? Because the Church has refused to use her voice, the minority opinion has successfully dominated the national message in this arena.
Our Constitution resolutely connects man’s law to God’s Law within government. The Framers essentially incorporated the keys to preserving freedom individually and nationally, and in doing so, promoted that which maintains healthy rule and national prosperity. Scriptural principles, self-government and the balance of powers were a few of the safeguards intended to protect against the inherent weaknesses of fallen humanity. Ongoing silence about these fundamental principles jeopardizes the next generation from embracing the necessary elements for preserving life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
America is a Republic, not a Democracy! The story of our founding as a free people in a representative republic established on Judeo-Christian values has proven to be a success, but is in need of serious repair. So what is the solution? It is time to recapture the passion and beliefs that inspired and moved the early patriots.
2 Chronicles 7:14 — America must turn back to God
1 Tim. 2:1-3 — Pray leaders will do what is right in the sight of the Lord
Psalm 37:1-2 — Pray for wicked government officials to be removed
Blog content by: Ruth Schofield
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