Legislating Morality

“The God of Israel said … ‘He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.’”

— 2 Samuel 23:3

Have you ever heard the statement “Christians shouldn’t impose their morality on the rest of us”? Many seem to feel this way, opposing any kind of law or ordinance that might support Christianity. I was in the Senate many years ago when someone introduced legislation designed to protect the integrity of the family. The author of the bill had based each of the various articles on some moral view of what the family should be. Some people viciously attacked this bill because it was contrary to their own legislation that in the end would cause further disintegration of the family. From this example, we see that some morality concerning the family, as in everything else, will be legislated. So the question comes down to this: Whose morality will we write into law: God’s or humanity’s? Will we legislate a Christian nation—a nation under God—or a humanist nation—a nation under people?

The frightening thing about a humanist state is that in creating legislation, people have nothing to appeal to beyond humans themselves. The founders of this country said that people have been created equal and have been endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. Therefore, the state doesn’t give us our rights, extending or withholding them as it pleases, but rather God has given them to us. We have an appeal beyond people, beyond the state, to God Himself. Many people have lost sight of the fact that our absolute God said, “By Me kings reign,” and that Jesus Christ is the King of kings and Lord of lords. The whole world is His kingdom, and He is sovereign over all.

Do you long for our nation to once again submit to God’s morality? If so, will you join me in prayer and in action to restore this great land as one nation under God?

“The issue is not whether or not someone
will impose his morality on legislation. The
question is whose morality will he impose?”