Whose Wages Will You Wield?

For when you were slaves of sin, you were free from righteousness. But what profit did you get then from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now that you have been freed from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit that you have leads to sanctification, and its end is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. -Romans 6:20-23

To lean wholly onto and into the truth, as much as it can hurt, is the definition of freedom.  It often means the removal of oneself from the equation. Finding the truth in oneself today is the newest fad, yet as old as time. From a young age, children are asked to examine and follow their feelings; college students are educated to tell “their” truth; adults are encouraged to contemplate, seek, and proclaim their lessons of life, rooted firmly in personal experience.

Contemplation and reflection on one’s actions can lead to penance and reconciliation, but more often the path leads to finding any reason at all to justify something sinful.  To wit:

Recently, Civil Liberties and Public Policy held its annual conference in Amherst, Massachusetts. The group defines itself as “a national reproductive rights and justice organization dedicated to educating, mentoring, and inspiring new generations of advocates, leaders, and supporters.” The event hosts several speakers and workshops, one of which is titled “Linking White Supremacy and Anti-Abortion Movements.” (It is no surprise that Willie J. Parker, who describes his religious conversion as a reason to provide abortion, attended the 2016 conference.)

Is being pro-life racist and anti-Semitic?

Teddy Wilson, a research analyst for reproductive justice at Political Research Associates (PRA), announced on Twitter that he was looking forward to it:

A brief description of the panel on the CLPP website is unsurprising:

Do you know how white supremacists on the right are strategizing to advance their movements? How are white nationalist movements linked to gender-based violence and anti-abortion politics? How much of our higher education has been infiltrated by far right funders and how can we reclaim the state of our knowledge production? Panelists in this session will discuss their research into the Right and the ways in which white supremacist movements are linked to movements against reproductive justice. Join us for a deep dive into the connections between racism, anti-Semitism, white supremacy, and reproductive politics.

The irony of linking gender-based violence through white supremacy directly to the pro-life movement is pretty rich, considering that only abortion physically hurts women and her children.

Yet another PRA senior research analyst, Heron Greenesmith, documented part of the discussion by panel member Daria Rajendra (two parts of the Twitter thread follows):

Both arguments, that being pro-life is somehow racist and anti-Semitic, are not remotely factual. All evidence points to the pro-life movement helping life flourish, even in the face of soaring abortion rates of black babies. These opinionated arguments are merely a tool to silence and shame, and the CLPP is teaching its members and attendees how to do it.  Check out the conference poster.  Youth activism and red state organizing are two of their top goals.

It’s important to point out that CLPP is a microcosm of a larger movement, the smoke to the proverbial fire. These kinds of movements, groups, and conferences are everywhere; checking the sponsor list for the CLPP confirms this. If red state organizing is one goal of theirs, then blue state organizing will be just as important. New York still holds a huge opportunity for activism and, if I may permit myself to insert myself into this equation briefly, it is the reason I am at my keyboard writing this post.  Vermont is also key as the state Senate considers a bill passed by their House, making abortion a right in the state.

It is time to activate.

Shame is not a weapon

Shame is useful when examining and contemplating sin as a reminder that our longings and selfish actions will always fall short.  Perhaps it is one reason why religious women seek abortions more often than their secular counterparts.  In its organic form, shame serves its important purpose in steering away from sin.  It’s dangerous when suppressed or wielded as a weapon.

An example of shame suppression is yet another event at the CLPP conference, the “Abortion Speak-Out” event, where women can talk about their abortions. Attendees can listen to, affirm, and comfort women who embrace this procedure.  This has been documented all the way back to 1969, when the radical feminist group Redstockings held a speak-out – in a Methodist church, no less – in New York City (bold emphasis my own):

At the time, women didn’t talk about their abortions, certainly not in public. But a wave of consciousness-raising groups in the years preceding had allowed women to share details of their sexual and reproductive lives, which they had deemed central to their oppression. The speak-out seemed a logical next step: a way to recognize that the pain and humiliation of trying to get an abortion was a social problem, not a personal one.

Abortion activists now combine shame suppression, extract it from the self, and turn it against anyone except themselves. Do not be misled when others argue the problem lies with vague definitions of society, the religious, men, or racist, anti-Semitic pro-life advocates. They will shame others into silent approval or tacit understanding, lest they be labeled with a maroon R on their chests to be branded as intolerant, zealous, religious bigots.

Activism moving forward

For those activating in society and politics in favor of pro-life policies, it is imperative to stick to facts and wisdom before emotion. We can be led astray by our emotions, leading to defensive behavior if we are engaging with others who are angry, hurting, or ashamed. Shaming others is not a tool for humans to wield. How should this be done practically?

  • Pray before engaging/activating
  • Use research direct from the source – those actually gathering data – whenever possible
  • Engage and activate in person when possible
  • Use peaceful resistance even in the face of others’ anger or shaming tactics
  • Find one other to pray, energize, and strengthen – but do not dawdle. Engage others who do not share your views.
  • Gently support and guide each other away from shaming tactics when needed
  • Pray after engaging/activating

I command you: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you go. -Joshua 1:9

Dean Nelson w/ Gov. Kemp and the HB 481, The LIFE Act.

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With Governor Brian Kemp signing the HB 481, The LIFE Act. This is a historic step toward protecting all life in Georgia. May more states foll. May this bill be just the begining as they continue  working on Justice for pre-born. We are all Human!

 

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America Didn’t Fall. She Was Pushed! Cultural Marxism By Micheal Scott

America Didn’t Fall. She Was Pushed!

Modern Day Political Correctness Has Its Roots in Disenfranchised Marxists from the 1930’s.

The current insanity plaguing our educational, judicial, legislative, journalistic, entertainment and corporate structures did not spring from either the US Constitution or from the Judeo-Christian soil of the founders. Like an invasive choke-weed, political correctness was imported from Europe in the mid 1930’s and has gradually infested virtually every cultural high place since.

It began shortly after WWI and the failure of the Russian Revolution to spread globally. Marxists, like Antonio Gramsci in Italy and Georg Lukacs in Hungary, had expected the proletariat to rise up and overthrow their “oppressors” as Karl Marx had predicted would happen, when Europe went to war in 1914. When that didn’t happen, these Marxists dedicated themselves to discovering why. They concluded it was Western Culture itself—and in particular, Christianity—preventing the uprising they’d expected. Gramsci determined that Western workers were blinded to their true class interests by culture and religion. Lukacs wondered, “Who will save us from Western Civilization?”

Lukacs had a chance to practice his ideas when the Bela Kun government was established in Hungary in 1919. Appointed Deputy Commissar for Culture, his first act was to install sex education into the Hungarian schools with the goal of breaking up the family so that individuals would be dependent upon, and owe their first loyalty to, the state. Unfortunately for him, the Hungarian workers were aghast and repulsed by his sexual mores. They rejected the government.

In 1923 leading Marxist intellectuals assembled to form a think-tank in Frankfurt, Germany, with the goal of exploring how to translate Marxism from economic into cultural terms. This group formed the Institute for Marxism, but because they wanted to obscure their true objectives, they renamed it the Institute for Social Research.

The efforts of the institute remained conventional until 1930, when Max Horkheimer was appointed director. Horkheimer was a renegade, combining Marx with Freud. Historian Martin Jay, sympathetic to the Frankfurt School, writes, “If it can be said that in the early years of its history, the Institute concerned itself primarily with an analysis of bourgeois society’s socio-economic sub-structure, in the years after 1930 its primary interests lay in its cultural superstructure. Indeed the traditional Marxist formula regarding the relationship between the two was brought into question by Critical Theory.”

Critical Theory was Horkheimer’s brainchild. The theory is, quite simply, to criticize. Whereas traditional theory is oriented toward understanding or explaining a society or an aspect of it, critical theory is about changing it. This is accomplished by creative destruction—or, deconstruction—by which aspects of a culture are continually assaulted until it becomes impossible to popularly defend or support them. Under Saul Alinsky’s tutelage (Alinsky was a disciple of Theodore Adorno of the Frankfurt School, and was a tutor of Hillary Clinton), critical theory is not just applied to culture, but to individuals who support or defend the culture.

The 1930’s also saw the rise of the Nazis in Germany. Most of the members of the Frankfurt School were Jewish intellectuals. They fled Germany prior to WWII and emigrated to the United States, where they were welcomed with open arms by the progressive Columbia University in New York.

Following the war, several members of the Frankfurt School stayed in America, now directing their efforts toward changing American culture. Among them were Herbert Marcuse, Horkheimer, and Adorno. Horkheim

er and Adorno moved to LA, where they collaborated on The Authoritarian Personality, attacking male leadership in the home. Marcuse, in conjunction with Erich Fromm, developed a sexual aspect of critical theory and was one of the primary influences in the Sexual Revolution of the 1960’s through his book, Eros and Civilization, where he argued for “polymorphous perversity.” Marcuse was responsible for the phrase, “Make love, not war.”

Due to the GI bill sending numbers of GI’s and their children to college, an entire generation was introduced to radical theories at odds with their American upbringing. Given the indolence of the sixties generation and the anti-Vietnam war movement, this created the perfect storm that brought America to the ledge. But the political correctness of the Frankfurt School pushed us over.

 

ABOUT MICHEAL SCOTT:

Michael J. Scott is an author, pastor, counselor, husband and father. He
is known for the Jefferson’s Road series and for freely sharing his
politically incorrect conservatism. A lover of the Bible, the
Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution, he can be found
at MichaelJScottBooks.com

 

Alveda King Press Release Aug. 13th 2018 on Omarosa

PRESS RELEASE:
August 13, 2018
Evangelist Alveda King: Oh, Omarosa

“I’ve been praying hard about the Omarosa situation.

“I and a colleague had an opportunity to sit down with her at the White House a few months ago. I also had a few moments to chat with her on the President’s Tour of the African American Museum, and had a photo with her in the Rose Garden at the signing of the religious freedom executive order.

“At no time, on any of these occasions, did Omarosa express any of the concerns we are hearing about now. To the contrary, it’s such a shame that we live in a society where someone would be comfortable writing and saying things like she is doing for money.

“It is sad and so troubling that many have shunned Omarosa for having a long term business relationship as well as a friendship with POTUS to such an extent that she is now so desperate that she’s willing to tell lies for money and to seek the good graces of whoever is willing to buy into these allegations.

“It’s so bad to see how far she’s fallen that it’s useless to even say anything negative against her. It is better to wish her the best and hope that as history continues to write itself, we will all learn the truth. It’s undeniable that President Trump has done his best with her and other business associates; putting confidence into them to make opportunities for all to flourish.

“As he continues in this presidency we will see more and more of his heart to truly make America great again.

“In a perfect world, we would always want to say nice things about people. Since Omarosa and President Trump were supposed to be friends, this is a tough one.

“‘It is not an enemy who taunts me— I could bear that. It is not my foes who so arrogantly insult me— I could have hidden from them. Instead, it is you—my equal, my colleague and close friend.’ Psalms 55:12-13

“It’s easy to fight people you don’t know but since they were colleagues and were on a first name basis, this one will require much prayer.

“As to the allegations? So what? Where’s the proof? It didn’t seem to bother Omarosa so much when she was cashing the paychecks. No matter the outside pressure; she could have walked away any time. Or she could have been a better friend and pulled him to the side and said so if something was being done that was inappropriate. We can respect people like that.

“We can also respect what we know for sure about President Trump. He is keeping his campaign promises. The job market is better for everyone. Unemployment is at an all-time low. Babies and children are safer inside and outside the womb. Justice and prison reform are happening. Prayer is returning to the public square…

“My friends, keep praying for America.” <https://youtu.be/Ig43kvoMqqg>

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(Screenshot caption reads: “This was taken with my [Alveda King] phone in the Rose Garden when the Executive Order for Religious Freedom was signed… so sad.”)

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(This classy/spot on press release and the “Pray for America” song/YouTube video that ends it is precisely why I asked Evangelist Alveda C. King to write the foreword of Spectators of JESUS the CHRIST.

Thank you Alveda for issuing this press release!

Sources:

1. How I met Alveda King, July 9, 2018 Facebook post.

2. Alveda King’s August 1, 2018 comments at the White House

3. Spectators of JESUS the CHRIST
<https://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781545632659>.

4. RonaldFOwensJr. website

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Some Enemies Are Still Honorable

By Ronald F. Owens Jr.
November 1, 2017

Japanese Naval Admiral Isoroku
Yamamoto masterminded the December 7, 1941 attack against our U.S. Naval Fleet at Pearl Harbor.

Ironically, Yamamoto respected the United States. He opposed attacking Pearl Harbor — where 2,403 of our men were killed and 1,178 were wounded.

Years before December 7, 1941, Yamamoto attended Harvard University. He became fluent in English. Later, he was also assigned to Washington D.C. as Japan’s naval attaché. While in the United States, he played poker with U.S. Naval officers. Touring the country, Yamamoto learned about American society, customs and her industrial infrastructure.

Yamamoto was popular with his men but unpopular with his contemporaries, because he opposed Japan’s military pact with Adolph Hitler’s Germany and Benito Mussolini’s Italy.

He received death threats and was the target of assassination by Japan’s other military (particularly in the Army) nationalists. Since Yamamoto’s opposition to military alliance with Germany and Italy, he seemed to dislike Hitler and Mussolini. I wonder if there’s any documented friction between Yamamoto and Hideki Tojo, General of the Imperial Japanese Army? I ask this question because Tojo was responsible for Hitlerian-like war crimes. I get a sense Yamamoto would have disapproved of Tojo’s war on humanity tactics.

Yamamoto was loyal to his country and Emperor Hirohito, so he viewed planning the attack against the United States as his duty. Yamamoto predicted to his superiors that if the Japanese Navy wasn’t successful knocking off our entire Navy the first few months, Japan would eventually lose the war. His superiors didn’t listen to him. Yamamoto was prescient, because that’s what happened. Our ability to manufacture war matériel was how we won the war.

Yamamoto was shot down on April 18, 1943 by Army Air Force planes over the Solomon Islands.

Yamamoto’s legacy: He was the first to envision using aircraft carriers as a platform to launch attack aircraft.

According to DictionaryDotCom, the definition of “honor” is: honesty, fairness, or integrity in one’s beliefs and actions: a man of honor; a source of credit or distinction: to be an honor to one’s family; high respect, as for worth, merit, or rank: to be held in honor; such respect manifested: a memorial in honor of the dead; high public esteem; fame; glory.

According to DictionaryDotCom, the definition of “honorable” is: in accordance with or characterized by principles of honor; upright: They were all honorable men; of high rank, dignity, or distinction; noble, illustrious, or distinguished; worthy of honor and high respect; estimable; creditable; bringing honor or credit; consistent with honor.

I get it. The survivors of 2,403 of our men who died in Pearl Harbor as well as the families of the 1,178 wounded would not consider Yamamoto to be an honorable man.

I get it. Gen. Robert E. Lee fought on the side who enslaved millions of black slaves, including my ancestors. It would be difficult for blacks of today to deem Lee as an honorable man.

I dislike Yamamoto. His military decisions and actions resulted in the deaths of my/our countrymen.

I dislike Lee. His military decisions and actions almost resulted in the Confederacy’s victory and perpetuating the institution of slavery.

But Yamamoto was an honorable man.

And White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was correct when he stated to Laura Ingraham of FOX News, that “Robert E. Lee was an honorable man.”

Stating that someone conducted themselves with honor or asserting that someone is honorable doesn’t mean that you like them or agree with them or approve of them or even disapprove of their actions.

It purely means they were honorable doing what they believed was right — for their country/their emperor (Yamamoto) or for Virginia/the Confederacy (Lee.)

Let’s be adults. Not everyone is going to be on our side in life. We will always have national, political, professional, sports, etc., enemies or opponents. But the question is when and while they oppose us do our opponents have honor and are they honorable?

It’s only natural for Kelly, a four-star United States Marine Corps General, to state that Lee “was an honorable man.”

I’m sure Kelly has read about Gen. Lee and studied Gen. Lee’s battlefield tactics. I betcha, having served in the Marine Corps for more than 40 years, that Kelly has also read and studied Admiral Yamamoto as well.

Generals on the same side and Generals on opposing sides respect one another. It’s only natural for Generals on the same side and Generals on opposing sides to state “General Such and Such” and “General So and So” is/was an honorable man.

But for those who have been vanquished or been victimized by “General Such and Such” and “General So and So,” it’s quite natural for them to not accord them with “honor” nor say they were “honorable.”

Rather than be offended by inanimate statues honoring Lee’s legacy, let’s deal with the political party that started the Civil War in the first place and to this day is treasonous to the United States of America.

I’ve stated this before and I’ll state it again.

The Democrat Party is a rogue, seditious, treasonous and violent political party whose members caused genocide, instituted slavery, defended slavery, tortured the enslaved, promoted secession, separated from the Union, fomented revolution, waged civil war, impeded reconstruction, started the Ku Klux Klan, terrorized former slaves, enacted Jim Crow laws, lynched white Republicans, murdered opponents, lynched black Republicans, enforced Jim Crow laws, discriminated against blacks, assisted the Nazi’s, contributed to the Holocaust, impeded civil rights, created the welfare state, cheated in elections, defrauded electors, championed abortion, defended the butchering of aborted babies, defended the bartering of baby body parts, aided America’s enemies, imperiled American citizens, instigated urban unrest, and facilitated riots.

The Democrat Party should be deemed seditious, designated treasonous, declared illegal, disbanded, demolished and disallowed from ever operating in the United States of America!

(Ronald F. Owens Jr. is the author of “Noah, Preparer of the Ark” and “Judas, Betrayer of Jesus,” Bible stories about biblical people written in their own words.)

How I Became a Republican

How I Became a Republican

By Ronald F. Owens Jr.

August 1, 2017

I am the son of a United States Air Force sergeant who was born on an Air Force base near Tokyo, Japan. Raised in a Christian home, my mother and father transported my three siblings and me in our 1969 beige Volkswagen bus to three Sunday morning services. After lunch and afternoon nap, they took us to Sunday evening service. We attended Bible study on Tuesday, went to mid-week service on Wednesday, and sang at choir rehearsal on Thursday. On Friday, we had family fun night. On Saturday, we ate pancake breakfast in the morning and cleaned the house and worked in the yard in the afternoon. Then it was back to church on Sunday as we started that regimen all over again.

When we weren’t in the church, we attended prayer meetings, church seminars, and conventions. My parents exposed us to the some of the most prominent ministries of the 1970s, such as Corrie Ten Boom, Jamie Buckingham, Kenneth Copeland, Kathryn Kuhlman, John Osteen, Derek Prince, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swaggart and David Wilkerson.

We read the Holy Bible as a family and had family Bible studies. We prayed as a family. We were also taught to read, study and pray individually. Secular music was unacceptable in our house. My mother even screened contemporary Christian music to make sure it was scriptural and spiritually edifying. Continue reading

Planned Parenthood Pink: No Justice, No Peace – The Restoration Project

Planned Parenthood Pink: No Justice, No Peace

By The Restoration Project

Justice is something that every American desires and expects when entering the corridors of a courthouse. One legal dictionary defines justice as: ) fairness. 2) moral rightness. 3) a scheme or system of law in which every person receives his/ her/its due from the system, including all rights, both natural and legal.

The moral rightness, fairness and system of law, in recent times, has faded into obscurity in some jurisdictions as the courts are being stacked with political operatives whose mission is to uphold a political agenda. Violators of Federal and State laws have taken to pouring thousands of dollars into the campaigns of local and state prosecutors; in order to ensure favorable outcomes should they face charges. Some have been so bold as to create specific laws designed to entangle their foes in criminal proceedings while disrupting any legal proceedings that would hold them accountable for their violations of law.

What does this obfuscation mean for those who work to expose corruption – it means they cannot expect, nor will they get justice. And in time, they will be bankrupt because they have not the taxpayer’s money to continue their fight against the corrupt, politically motivated machine that seeks to devour them. This is not babble, but is a summary of what is happening to David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress. David exposed the illegal trading of baby parts Planned Parenthood engaged in for profit. A Congressional committee found enough evidence of their conspiring to refer evidence to Attorneys General in some of the states where the babies parts were sold.

Yet, Congress has not yet taken away the federal funds Planned Parenthood is using to bring David and others of their foes down. Instead, some of the Congressmen and Congresswomen, most of   whom have received donations from Planned Parenthood, are promoting the fiction that the largest abortion provider in the nation is helping poor women and women of color have access to reproductive healthcare.

America is being torn apart in recent years because of perceived injustices across the nation. Police officers shooting/choking unarmed Black men in the streets and the police failing to find and prosecute those that have turned the streets of Chicago into a war zone are just two of the injustices in a growing list. If California is able to get away with turning a blind eye to justice for David Daleiden, then all of America needs to be in fear. One wealthy woman’s (Cecile Richards) agenda overriding the Constitution and laws of this nation will result in chaos. Especially for those Planned Parenthood does not want too many of.

In the movie Amazing Grace, the soon to be Prime Minister asks William Wilberforce “Do you intend to use your beautiful voice to praise the Lord or change the world? What will you use your beautiful voice for? Every American who understands the cost of losing justice should dig into their pockets and give to David’s defense fund. His freedom and ours depends on stopping this corruption its tracks. Give to David today: http://bit.ly/2sssskp.

#Enough #DavidDaleiden #DefundPlannedParenthood

 

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Outsiders Were Behind the Booing of Betsy DeVos at Bethune-Cookman

Trump hosted black college presidents in the Oval Office, something Barack Obama never got around to.

By Jason L. Riley

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Living Our Dual Citizenship

By Tera Ertz
“18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with
tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their end is destruction,
their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on
earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a
Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body to be like
his glorious body,by the power that enables him even to subject all things to
himself.” Philippians 3:18-21
Over the last several years, there’s been a disheartening phenomena in the people who call themselves Christian in this nation. Many of us who profess Christ as Lord have allowed the world to make us focus on our bellies,
setting our minds on earthly things, and thus distracting us from the truth of who we are. Paul makes this distinction for us here in Philippians as well as in Ephesians 2. And we see a similar admonitions from the author of Hebrews and Peter that we are strangers and aliens here in this place because it is not our home. And to beware the things of this world.
As Christians, it’s critical for us to wrap our brains around this concept. Especially in days such as these where violence seems to be escalating. Hatred seems to be running rampant, over things both small and large.
Anger rages, and no longer even requires anyone to actually do anything. All it needs is a perception of what someone might do or think. We look at social media and the headlines and are inundated daily with the message that the world is coming apart at the seams. We base that certainty on two line memes or gotcha headlines without regard to reality. And rage flows freely. Worse, we’ve begun to turn that rage against our brothers and sisters, publicly and brutally, for the sin of speaking words of caution or principle into the noise. Prominent Christian debase themselves and speak false words about each other in support of or opposition to a political cause. Many who claim to be leaders of God’s people embrace abortion, calling the slaughter of innocents the work of God. Those who claim to support unity and grace vilify anyone who does not embrace homosexuality and transgenderism, and break covenant promises in service to that cause. Many who embraced Donald Trump viciously attack those who do not as unChristian, and twist Scripture to try to make Mr. Trump into the latest false Messiah.
Many who oppose Mr. Trump respond in kind.
Brothers and sisters, what are we doing? Have we forgotten whose we are? Have we forgotten whose household we belong to, where our citizenship lies? God, in Scripture, gives us very specific instruction on how we are to behave toward one another and toward the world. Right now, this nation isn’t reflecting those instructions. We are not demonstrating love, peace, joy. We are not behaving with grace. And we assuredly aren’t speaking truth, the basic, everlasting truth, that the only salvation there is or that we need is found in Jesus Christ. Administrations, parties, nations, rise and fall. Only God is eternal. And in the end, only His approval, provision, and plans will endure.
One the other hand, we are for the moment dual citizens. While we are here in the body, God placed us in a specific geographical location among a specific people. He placed us here for His purposes. We cannot run away and ignore the goings on in this beautiful country we call home. That is no more in keeping with the Gospel than backbiting and slandering. What is a follower of the King to do in this nation that seems on the brink of tearing itself apart?
Fortunately, God is all knowing, and desires us to be equipped to face the times we live in, whatever they may be. He left instructions for a time such as this.
Let’s go to a book many have used to advocate for Donald Trump. Through Jeremiah, God commanded His children how to behave when they found themselves in a place that was not their home:
5 Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. 6 Take
wives and have sons and daughters; … multiply there, and do not decrease.
7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray
to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare… Then
you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13 You
will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29:5-7, 12-13
In other words, live your lives. Pray to God. Seek the well being of your nation. And seek the Lord with all your heart. As you go about your business today, frustrated with your fellow citizens in this nation, remember where
your first loyalty lies. Christ called us out of the world, and into the kingdom of God. He sends us into the world to carry the gospel of the kingdom as His ambassadors. Nothing else we, or anyone else, does matters if we fail in that commission. All else is dross.
teraertz
Tera Ertz is the founder of Hope and Change Ministries, author of God Talk: The Beginning, wife, mother of five, and a child of God. You can find her on Facebook, or subscribe to Hope and Change Ministries to keep up with the latest.