Ever sense GOD revealed to me the divine truth of Christ and of the work of salvation which only GOD can accomplish in my life, I have often thought about what my responsibility as a Christian is when faced with the blatant disregard of human life by another person.
Because of the life I have lived, I naturally react aggressively towards the person committing a criminal or inhumane act against another person. I despise viscous amoral people!
I am commanded by the teachings of Scripture to defend the revealed truth, to provide for my family and for the less fortunate. I cannot separate provision from protection. If someone were to attempt to harm myself, my wife or a child or one of the few people I have come to respect, I have no reservations with using any means necessary to stop this person.
I am currently reading the book: “Bonhoeffer – Pastor Prophet Martyr Spy” This book reveals the personal life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who though being a theologian and pastor and deeply convicted with the Christian faith, attempted to kill Adolph Hitler during the horrific reign of the Nazi Reich. He was murdered by the Nazi’s in a concentration camp just before the end of WWII.
Fast forward to today. Our own state and federal elected government officials are attempting to do what Hitler did during his rise to power. On all fronts and with no attempt what-so-ever to hide from us what they are doing. While the church, for the most part then and today, remains silent. The question that I have repeatedly asked myself is: “What is my moral obligation as a Christian when knowing that those in the federal government are setting up the American economy for collapse, and the inevitable chaos which will ensue when Martial Law is declared because everyone no longer has the means to provide for themselves and their families?
I am to proclaim the good news of the Gospel. This goes without question. Government offers no solution for the amoral plight of people today. Only Christ revealed and the transformation of a persons life by the work of GOD’s Spirit can change a society for the better one person at a time. This is not the thought I wrestle with.
I have though come believe that it is my responsibility to learn about what is happening, research the information to verify, and then tell people what their elected officials have done, are currently doing, and based upon their history, will continue to do to enslave all of us to the bondage of a tyrannical fascist socialist government rule. The America of 2013 is no longer the American ideal of 1776! America was established as a Constitutional Republic. “Rule by Law.” Republicans and Democrats currently in office, except for a very few, have no regard for the United States Constitution nor for The Bill of Rights of the citizenry. And yet the church has chosen to not hold these men and women accountable to their behavioral guidelines set forth in Scripture. Government is not exempt from the rule of GOD. Government is to be the example of GOD’s rule of law. Americas sacred documents cannot be rightly interpreted apart from the revealed truths of the Christian Bible. They are inseparable.
Secular ideology has never ceased to silence Christian morals in the realms of government, education, debate, and in every aspect of American life. But it is only the born-again church of Jesus Christ that has the authority to instruct those in government as to how they must act! GOD has spoken through Scripture, and as Christ’s disciples we have the moral obligation to proclaim to all people what GOD expects of each of us. As so many in government have done, it is the responsibility of the church to learn the facts regarding the world-view and conduct of every politician in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government. To make known this information so that the people of the states who have voted these men and women into office will have the information that is necessary to determine if one is morally capable to hold public office. The church has neglected this responsibility. And because of this neglect, the immoral conduct of American society is the result of the amoral conduct of those in leadership in first the church and in government.
The Christian life is not the crutch of weakness so many believe it is. GOD’s calling has consequence! Anyone can live the cowardly life of moral relativism and self servitude. It takes courage though to be the voice of reason and of accountability. The men and women who dare to believe the Gospel of our LORD and Savior Jesus Christ are the most influential people among any society. The church must speak up…..with bold humility.