The church is the army of Christ, and every member of the church is a soldier in that army. However, it is saddening to note that many in the church do not understand the crucial situation that our country and church is in today. Many are like Nikodemus who liked to talk about Jesus in the night, and came to him secretly for fear of criticism and political correctness.
With our world plunging headlong into anti-Christian hate, where are the faithful soldiers of Christ who will stand up for the truth? The Bible cautions us to not turn to the right or to the left (Deut. 5:32). The point here is that it is always wrong to move either to the right or left of God’s instructions. Some in the brotherhood write articles that criticize those in the church who stand up against those who are destroying our country, with the clear goal to destroy religion.
Some Christians view the political process as a no-man’s land, and Christians should not be involved in it. What should be the attitude of leaders in the church concerning our involvement in politics? The Bible plainly states if we don’t call out evil in our society, God will hold us responsible (Ezek. 3:18-19). Both John the Baptist (Luke 3:19) and the Apostle Paul (Acts 24:25) saw to it that the authorities understood and followed morality.
In the Old Testament, the prophets Isaiah and Amos rebuked and called out other nations for their sins. Jesus didn’t apologize when He went into the synagogue and threw out the money changers and called them out for the evil that they were involved in (thievery).
I make a strong case through the examples of Daniel and Esther that God wants all of His people to seek the welfare, not only of the church and city where we live, but also to call out the evil that is in politics and the world!
In today’s society, religious issues have been made political issues by corrupt government policies. In the Lord’s church, we must stand up for the truth and speak out even if some use criticism that the Devil laughs at Christians who wade into the mire of politics and spend hours defending the truth. Doesn’t matter what the Devil thinks, God expects us to stand up for what is right and to try and keep this country from being turned into a Socialist/Communist nation that would destroy religion.
Now, for over two decades, there has been war declared on the home, family and the church. Sadly, this challenge has gone unheeded by a majority of our church leaders. The main response has been to bury our heads in the sand and hope that the problem will go away. While Christians have remained silent, the vocal minority of liberal activists (less than 1% of our population) have radically changed our culture in America.
It is high time that Christians re-engage in our civic responsibility as voters and assert our Constitutional rights of freedom of speech and religion. It is time to wake up and see that the church is in a battle for its very existence, because if the globalists win the next election, our religious freedom will be replaced with tyranny.
The bottom line is the majority of church leaders are limping between two sides -- one to keep silent and the other to speak out. What the left in politics is doing (platform that is 100% against the Bible) is very serious. We need the total mobilization of all Christians in our nation to rise up, speak out concerning the evils, and help restore Christian values in America! This is the only way to stem the tide of corruption. God has given us a leader who fights for Bible principles, and we need to do our part and support him.
--- Earl Sutton, Ed.D.