Needed: Constitutional Christians
The November Ennis Now Magazine features an article called "Come Together" about the efforts of Pastor Lynn Godsey to help needy people in the area during the holiday season. I fully support the effort and will make a contribution, but I have a question: What are Christian pastors and church members doing to really help their country? I’m not talking about the holiday season, I’m talking about what Christians are doing to solve the problem in the first place. I want to see year round solutions.
The problem with many Christians is that they have for the most part pulled out of the political arena. There are several reasons for this. For one, their pastors have fallen for government lies and chosen to be 501(c)3 churches instead of Christian churches.
Is your church 501(c)3? They have accepted the belief that they need that designation to have contributions be tax exempt. We can thank one of our own, Lyndon Baines Johnson, for bringing this down upon us. I believe there is a way to fix this problem if you are interested.
A second reason for Christians not being on the battle ground fighting to preserve this country is the misinterpretation of Romans chapter 13. Many Christians today believe we must submit to government no matter what it does. That is wrong. God never gave government authority to terrorize us. When government oversteps its bounds, we are not only allowed to but we must resist. You can’t use Romans 13 as an excuse to cop out.
Chuck Baldwin, a pastor and the Constitution Party candidate for president in 2008, puts it this way, "America’s "supreme law" does not rest with any man or any group of men…..In America, the U.S. Constitution is the "supreme law of the land." Under our laws, every governing official publicly promises to submit to the Constitution…Do readers understand the significance of this distinction? I hope so. This means that, in America, the "higher powers" are not the men who occupy elected office…they are the tenets and principles set forth in the U.S. Constitution. Therefore this is how Romans chapter 13 reads to Americans: "Let every soul be subject unto the [U.S.Constitution] for there is no [Constitution] but of God: etc." We have to quit allowing our political leaders to violate their oaths of office.
The third reason for Christians not getting the job done is that they have allowed themselves to be fooled by the "Christian Right." Gullible Christians have supported neocon Republicans like Mike Huckabee. How did he suddenly appear in the limelight? Well, when you appear before the globalist Council of Foreign Relations and let them know you’re their man (George W. Bush on steroids as one person put it) all of a sudden, money and the limelight appear!
Finally, we have "the rapture" question. I have read that there are seven major views regarding end times and fully admit to not being an expert on them.
It does appear that Christians have been conned by people like Hal Lindsey who was wrong. The popular "Left Behind" series is probably wrong also. I think Christians should quit preparing to leave, get back to being "real" Christians, not accept failure in their ultimate mission, and allow God to make the final plans.