….my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.
“Because you have rejected knowledge,
I also reject you as my priests;
because you have ignored the law of your God,
I also will ignore your children. – Hosea 4:6 – read all of Hosea
At the time of Hosea’s ministry, Israel had experienced a period of economic prosperity and growth. On the inside, however, they had become corrupt, morally decrepit, and adulterous, one of the major themes Hosea was called to address………
Among Hosea’s many themes, the prophet warned for nearly forty years that the people of Israel were in a state of spiritual decline that would only lead to destruction. Sadly, the people had become blind to the reality of their own demise (Hosea 4:1).
….the Bible is not a collection of disconnected moralisms for private application, but rather a comprehensive guide for all of life, a blueprint for the private and public conduct of all individuals and nations. - God and Government | American Vision
The author of the letter to the Hebrews makes the point that maturity takes time. Christians in his day were not equipped for anything more challenging than what a nursing baby would be able to do. Maturity takes time, experience, and practice. - The Dominion Mandate v. Romantic Revolutionaries - The American Vision - BY GARY DEMAR
We all know Romans 13: let every person be subject to the governing authorities. I am sure that what Paul meant by this was that Mary and Joseph should have turned the newborn Jesus into Herod’s grasp. Not. To interpret Romans 13 in this way is to ignore every other verse regarding government and the context of the entire Scripture. - bionic mosquito: Christians and Government
For decades pastors have been timid about preaching politics from the pulpit. The Old Testament prophets would have been stunned by such timidity. - SHOULD PASTORS ADDRESS THE SUBJECT OF POLITICS? - by Gary DeMar
Even Thomas Jefferson said people get the government they deserve and the Bible makes it crystal clear - there are blessings and curses - which we EARN as promised.
Vox Popoli: On the "virtue" of tolerance (APRIL 13, 2006) - But what do Jeroboam’s sins have to do with us today? More than one would think, because the root cause of his sins is a temptation faced by most Christians today. Tolerance is a byword for virtue these days, but it was Jeroboam’s tolerance for that which was wrong which led to his disobedience, and ultimately culminated in the kingdom’s full-blown rejection of the Lord God of Israel.
As Christians in America – who are we? Are we in the world, but not of it? What does that mean? Do we simply pursue a relationship with Jesus? What does that mean? And how?
What is being ‘salt and light’? Are there any responsibilities in this world for the Christian and the church? Is Jesus returning soon? Many more questions can be asked.
It is with that intent I have decided to start the Christian Action Project (CAP). (2016)
What can we do as Christians – regardless of where we are now and what we know? Nothing is static. Even potted plants grow and change – and we are not potted plants. To those whom much has been given, much is required. God’s grace is not a license for apathy or inaction.
The founding of this country 400 years ago was not done by passive Christians. Why are we passive now? What has come over us that we have become neutered and effectively irrelevant in our culture?
Christ put us here for a purpose. What is that purpose?