A disturbing trend on my facebook feed..

I have started seeing a line of thought invading my FB wall that follows this way… ¬†~I can’t be happy on the 4th because of (abortion, gay marriage, judicial abuse of bakers etc…)~. ¬†They are ashamed of the abuses of various governmental entities (rightly so) and so paint the nation with the same brush. ¬†When was the United States of America encapsulated within it’s government? The last time I checked our nation was Much More than that.

Our nation is under assault today, from within and without. Those of you who have become unable to understand that We the People are the nation, are unwittingly helping in that assault. ¬†The nation known as the United States of America is the sum of it’s people, their dreams, the dreams of our founders, and the warriors who have defended her. ¬†Not the opinions of liberal governments and agencies.

I am not blind to the wrongs that our nation has done through the years, nor am I blind to the good that we have done. ¬†If you have lost so much heart that you can no longer fight for righting our course, then I bid you Godspeed as you find the nearest border and exit in search of a country that is already on the right course. ¬†If, however, you are willing to see the USA return to what it was meant to be I ask you to stay and help make it happen. ¬†You are elected to become an Activist. ¬†Get in touch with your representatives, stay in touch on the issues and let them know how you think that they should vote. ¬†Even more importantly pray. ¬†Get close to our Lord and walk with Him. ¬†While you do this, start reaching out to others with the good news of Salvation. Remember this passage… it’s from 2 Chronicles chapter 7:

14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

Mark

Should Christians be involved in politics….

This seems to come up now and again, so I thought I would put out there that the answer is: Yes. ¬†This is the United States of America! everyone should be involved in how our government operates. ¬†Now since being a follower of Jesus is not a part time thing, you don’t get to hide your faith away from the public sector either. ¬†Does this mean that you should only support christians? ¬†no. ¬†It should ensure that you are most supportive of men and women of good character though. ¬†And towards those politicians that claim that they are christian, we should keep track of their actions and votes.

While we are not the judges of their hearts and salvation, we can indeed judge the fruits that they produce. ¬†If you say you’re a Duck but act like a Coyote I’m liable to toss you back out of office on the next election cycle.

I know we’re all busy, but politicians do need to be kept track of, so that you can know that they are doing what they said they would do. ¬†That is the only way to weed out those who don’t belong. ¬†Or better still… call and write them so that they know what their voters think on different issues. That can help keep things on track between elections.