By Michael V. Wilson
Modern liberals – progressives, socialists, communists, whatever – like to proclaim America is a secular, godless country, based on reason and logic (as they define it) rather than stuffy ole, hidebound religious rules and dictates from a hypocritical God who gets the vapors from seeing too much skin. Alternately they decry God as a tyrannical killjoy and vengeful bully out to destroy us without any mercy or warning at the slightest deviation from His obsessive-compulsive rules.
What they don't realize, and most Christians don't understand either, is that America's whole system of government is based four-square on the Bible. In fact, you can find a condensed version of it in one verse!
Isaiah 33:22 says,
For the Lord is our Judge,
The Lord is our Lawgiver,
The Lord is our King;
He will save us.
Right there you can see the three co-equal branches of government as set out in our constitution; the judicial branch, the legislative branch and the executive branch. Since only God has the knowledge, wisdom, and righteousness to be all three, the Founding Fathers divided those governmental powers among the three branches to keep men from becoming tyrants over their fellows.
Deuteronomy 19:15 is where we find one of the basic protections recognized by every court in the land, that no one can be convicted merely on the testimony of one witness.
One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established.
Leftists refuse to acknowledge these verses (and others) that comprise the foundations of America's government, culture, traditions, and way of life. If they were content to limit their refusal to their own lives everything would be fine, but we all know they won't. Instead they actively seek to undermine the Biblical basis that supports it all.
Christians need to fight back by proudly promoting the Biblical groundwork the Founders laid for our country.
I say proudly because all too often Christians aren't proud of the Bible at all, but are intimidated into silence by aggressive haters, too ashamed to stand up for what they claim to believe in. How can we defeat evil if we won't stand up to it?
Yes, yes, God will defeat evil in the end, but God also tells us He will bless us and our land if we obey His Word. That includes being willing to man up and fight for our way of life. If we don't, He will still defeat evil in the end, but in the meantime He will curse our land because we're disobedient, and our children will pay the price in this life for our cowardice.
It was Christians, certain of heaven and eternity, who fought, bled, and died to win our freedom from England; who fought, bled, and died again to end the vile practice of slavery; who fought, bled, and died yet again to defeat the twin evils of Nazism in WWII and the scourge of communism in the Twentieth Century.
Are we too frightened to fight, bleed, and die to protect our children's future in the Twenty First Century? We don't answer to Man. We answer to God. After all,