It has come down to this. The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on whether or not to override President Barack Obama's veto to defund Planned Parenthood. To all the faithful undershepherds, the pastors who urged their flocks to phone their congressman and urge them to override Obama—salute. We must demand that any congressman who votes to continue the killing, dismembering and selling of baby's body parts be removed from office on Nov. 8, 2016.
Politicians do not fear threats built on oratory alone; they need evidence—proof that they will be removed from office. Pro-life marches and Sunday sermons are great but offer little utility in the removal of elected officials from office. The authentication of political currency remains the same: 1) "How many votes can you bring to the table?" or 2) "How much money can you raise that brings votes to the table?"
Somebody's values are going to reign supreme. Politicians who are "tone deaf" to Christian values must be removed from office if we are to rescue America.
Re-establishing a biblically based culture will set off a political revolution and create major cultural change. Spiritually, the false god of secularism is beginning to take notice. "For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places" (Eph. 6:12).
What is the legacy of secularism? Fifty-five million babies are murdered in their mother's womb, red ink (budget deficits) goes as far as the eye can see, homosexuals pray at the Inauguration and same-sex marriage is established as a Constitutional right.
America's churches can no longer hide their light or be like if "a man floating rapidly onwards to the Falls of Niagara should occupy himself in drawing a very admirable picture of the scenery."*
As Giorgio Roversi wrote: "Secularism, when translated into social or political action, has hardly been a synonym for tolerance and skepticism, but has been instead unfailingly characterized by a presumption to occupy the moral high ground which entitles to deal out moral judgments. This self-righteousness has often extended to a point that its proponents have not hesitated to execute those who dare to dissent from the new received orthodoxy, with an unwavering certainty that they are fulfilling the momentous mission of promoting social and moral progress.
"Those who dare to disagree are identified as enemies that need demonizing and destroying, by any possible means, often to the extent of legitimizing physical and verbal violence."**
Secularism and Christianity are distinct, immutable religions. They cannot coexist. One will ultimately end in destruction and the elevation of the other.
Secularism takes the position "that there is no such thing as 'absolute moral truth' and that whoever claims otherwise is intolerant, and in the same breath describes himself as 'morally superior,' implying that 'absolute moral truth' (of which presumably he is the sole arbiter and interpreter) does indeed exist."***
Secularists "possess an unshakable confidence in their own righteousness. The reason for this is obvious: They are their own absolute source of morality and set their own standards, by which they judge both themselves and everyone else. It becomes terribly easy to feel virtuous when you are the one defining virtue."****
The British philosopher Roger Scruton wrote, "A writer who says that there are no truths, or that all truth is "merely relative," is asking you not to believe him. So don't."*****
The removal of the Bible as the fixed point for the order, structure, and judging of society guaranteed a drifting from truth and morality in America. Apparently, a 5-4-majority vote by the U.S. Supreme Court now establishes truth. But this will not stand. Those who seek the long-term health and prosperity of America recognize that only spiritual awakening can resurrect the nation.
Let's be clear, the Bible says that same-sex intercourse and marriage are sin, leading the nation into wickedness. God is concerned with moral character; His loyalty and fidelity that guards the nation comes with the requirement that a nation bends itself in the direction of being virtuous people.
We need a Gideon or Rahab to stand.
* George Bowen, Daily Meditations (1873)
** Giorgio Roversi, The Amorality of Atheism
***** Roger Scruton, Modern Philosophy
David Lane is the founder of American Renewal Project.
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