The Bible and Politics

“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.”

— Psalm 9:17

Until about fifty years ago, legislators tried to create laws based on Biblical principles. Nowadays, whenever someone proposes legislation that might defend a Christian cause, naysayers often oppose it, arguing that no one can impose his or her values on others. Yet every time our legislators pass a law, they impose somebody’s morality on someone else. And these days, legislators often allow secular humanism to be that morality. By its own definition, as stated in the Humanist Manifesto of 1933, secular humanism is a “religion,” and people who believe in it want to make it the religion of the future, replacing all others. Secular humanism denies that God exists and that any being, other than ourselves, can save us. It replaces God’s Ten Commandments with human ideas of ethics and morality. To achieve its agenda, secular humanism has declared a full-scale war on Christianity, its battleground being the schools, the legislatures, and the courts of our land.

Secular humanists would have us believe that our founding fathers did not form America on Christian principles. But our founding fathers gave their lives to establish a Christian government, and we should do our best to keep it so. In 1828, Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story wrote his opinion of the First Amendment. He said its intent was not to approve or advance Mohammedanism or Judaism or unbelief, but to prevent the government from establishing one Christian denomination as more important than others. We need to do what we can to keep our nation on its original path by voting for Christian leaders and making sure they pass legislation based on Biblical principles.

Do you keep up with critical issues in our society? Have you registered to vote, and do you regularly hit the polls on election days, casting your votes based on Biblical truths? As you do these things, you can make a difference in our country. And today please pray for all those in leadership positions: our president, congressmen and congresswomen, governors, and state and local officials. Ask God to give them wisdom as they create laws for us to live by.

“It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their
dependence upon the overruling power of God.”
Abraham Lincoln