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Mike is the general manager of Q90 FM and co-host of Stand Up For The Truth. His new book, "Are You Really Saved?" Understanding Sin, Grace, Salvation, and Sanctification, published in 2014.

Christain Freedom Comes With Responsibilities

There is a growing dynamic going on in Christianity as it relates to politics and government.  Jim Wallis of Sojourners was hired in 2004 to help the Democratic Party garner more evangelical Christian votes for democratic candidates.  Now whatever we think of Jim Wallis’ distorted views on Christianity, let’s give him his dues.  He was a major catalyst in the election of Barack Obama, the most openly pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage president in our history.  Wallis and Obama have been so successful that the Democratic Platform this year calls for legal marriage for homosexuals as a federally-protected right.

On the other side, a growing number of what I will call “conservative Christians” seem to be leaning toward disengaging in the political and governmental process of this nation altogether.  The argument is that as Christians we should not worry about the nation or government, and solely concentrate on our personal relationship with God.

I beg to differ.  I believe God inspired our founding fathers to form a human government established on God’s laws and principles.  And for two centuries American Christian churches have sent tens of thousands of missionaries out to every nation in the world.  And our children have been free to grow up and hear the gospel, making a choice of eternal life with God.

Today the citizens of our nation face a huge decision—one that goes beyond taxes or jobs.  The decision is do we continue to be a nation with rights given to us by God?  Or do we cede the moral and spiritual authority of this great nation to men who hate God?  God blessed every one of us by giving us life as Americans—a nation of tremendous freedoms where we could historically worship God publicly and spread the good news of the gospel.  But with freedom comes great responsibility—freedom comes with a cost.  In the coming months we will encourage you to take time to learn where political candidates stand on issues important to God.  Oh and by the way, we are also talking to you who are pastors.  You have tremendous freedom from the pulpit to educate your church members on the candidate’s beliefs—and it is your responsibility to do so as leaders.  If we value the freedom to worship God openly and spread the good news of the gospel, it is time to stand up and be bold.  If we sit back silently we will soon see the day where our churches are neutralized and our religious freedoms in severe jeopardy.

If we care about our youth and those who will soon come into this world, we will not shirk from the responsibilities that freedom demands.  God has given us religious freedom in this nation—and our responsibility is to make sure those freedoms are preserved for the coming generations.  Or would you prefer your children grow up in a nation where Christianity is persecuted, the gospel cannot be preached and sin is determined by the government instead of God?

Choose wisely Christians—God is watching.  We will answer to Him one day for our actions—and for our inaction.


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3 Responses to “Christain Freedom Comes With Responsibilities”

  1. Michelle #

    Be careful of the yeast of the pharisees. No canidate is perfect and I don't agree with all their views. But I will choose a canidate who has had an upbringing of struggle and learned compassion, who most evangelicals believe is morally wrong on many issues than a canidate who has been very wealthy all his life and has what seems to have aligning family values as most conservatives. Remember Jesus hung out with the sinners and firmly rebuked all the pharisees that seemed to be righteous. There is two sides to a coin. What looks good on the outside may not be good on the inside. I'll take my chances with the democrats! Question ? how many so called christians voted to keep slavery in the US in the past? Unfortunately as well Mormanism is a false gospel. Food for thought.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:32 PM
  2. kim #

    Jesus said in John 16:2-3 "They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. 3 And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me." Revelation 20:4 "And I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was committed to them. Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or on their hands. And they lived and reigned with Christ "

    August 23, 2012 at 1:31 PM
  3. kim #

    Under Sharia law:

    · There is no freedom of religion
    · There is no freedom of speech
    · There is no freedom of thought
    · There is no freedom of artistic expression
    · There is no freedom of the press
    · There is no equality of peoples-a non-Muslim, a Kafir, is never equal to a Muslim
    · There are no equal rights for women
    · Women can be beaten
    · A non-Muslim cannot bear arms
    · There is no equal protection under Sharia for different classes of people. Justice is dualistic, with one set of laws for Muslim males and different laws for women and non-Muslims.
    · Our Constitution is a man-made document of ignorance, jahiliyah, that must submit to Sharia
    · There is no democracy, since that means that a non-Muslim is equal to a Muslim
    · Non-Muslims are dhimmis, third-class citizens
    · There is no Golden Rule
    · There is no critical thought
    · All governments must be ruled by Sharia law

    August 23, 2012 at 1:27 PM