Robert Meyer is a hardy soul who hails from the Cheesehead country of the upper midwest. Robert is known by his opponents as a "clever rhetorician" who often exposes the fallacies of knee-jerk arguments presented in local papers and writes for Renew America. Seeking to develop precepts for every aspect of life — based on a conservative Christian worldview — Robert often gleans inspiration from looking off his back deck, over the scenic Fox river and recalling the wise counsel of those who mentored him.
In a little more than six weeks Americans will elect a new President, and either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will be chosen to lead our nation for the next four years. More than in any election I have witnessed, Christian opinions on who to vote for–or if they should vote at all–have never reached this level of confusion and frustration. One thing we do know, whether we like either candidate or not, is that elections have consequences.
Robert Meyer of Renew America has written a thought provoking commentary on ways Christians should view this or any election and he joins us to share his thoughts.
In his recent article, Think biblically rather than politically, Robert Meyer states:
There are two distinct factions within Christianity, as it pertains to eschatology. One suggests that the world will become better as more people are evangelized into Christianity. By sheer numbers, all institutions of culture will be Christianized. This was largely the worldview of the Pilgrims and Puritans who saw America as a type of new Israel. One of the slogans used by Ronald Reagan, “The shining city on a hill” came from this perspective.
While I understand and appreciate a movement for cultural reformation, I see little evidence of the improvements that should issue from expanding populations of Christian civilization. One of the reasons for this is that there are large majorities of nominal or cultural Christians in countries like America, but there are fewer and fewer people who articulate or can reason from a biblical perspective. Humanists speaking under a Christian banner in many cases.
Another faction says that things will only become worse. This group sees any cultural improvement as temporary reprieves from the general downward spiral. They might argue that one needs to be salt and light in a culture that shares the same fate as the Titanic, but the fate is certain. Cultural stewardship is a responsibility, but it cannot ultimately prevail against a disintegrating society.
In Genesis 18: 23-25, Abraham pleads with God to save the city for the sake on a few righteous inhabitants.
“Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city. Will you then sweep away the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous who are in it? Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?
In our second segment, he’s back… Tony Campolo has five reasons why he does not consider himself an “Evangelical Christian.” (not exactly a newsflash as most of us knew this years ago!) We will look at his viewpoints and discuss how humanism and liberalism has infected people like Campolo and as a result, the evangelical church as a whole. Just remember friends, God is sovereign.
Then Job answered the Lord and said,
2 “I know that You can do all things,
And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. Job 42:1-2
Grace, Grace, Abundant Grace – interesting article on Cruz and Rubio