Ultimate non-partisan politics

It’s election time in the US again and again there is the usual talk about working on both sides of the aisle and non-partisan political ideals. Will the winners hold to these campaign promises? Probably not likely for very long. No matter who wins, we all need to remember that God is in control. With some groups trying to interject their version(s) of will of God in politics, I found this in Job 36: 7-12 and seemed important to remind everyone of a few pertinent verses.

He withdraweth not his eyes from the righteous: but with kings are they on the throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are exalted. And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction; Then he showeth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded. He openeth also their ear to discipline, and comandeth that they return from iniquity. If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. But if they obey not, they shall perish by the sword, and they shall die without knowledge. Job 36:7-12

We need to return our nation to its strong Christian foundation. We need to show that sin will not be tolerated. We need a strong leader who won’t coddle to the liberals because that is “politically correct”. I don’t want our wonderful country to die by the sword for the iniquities of its leaders.

The modern interpretation of the 1st Amendment as total separation of Church and State is twisted and wrong. It is a non-establishment clause which states the government should not set up an official government endorsed religion like the Church of England and Catholicism in some countries. It was meant to protect religious freedoms, expression, and diversity. Instead it has recently been used to stifle public religious expression. We need to return to the original interpretation and embrace religion in public. We need to be proud of God and His role in our country, not pigeon-hole Christianity into a secretive, Sunday morning church only.

For those of you who have never read the Bill of Rights or if it’s been awhile, here’s what Article 1 says:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceable assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Many politicians (both national and local) say they are Christian. Let them start acting like it. Again, let’s see what the Bible has to say in Mark 8:38:

Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man [Jesus] be ashamed…

That’s not my words folks but Jesus himself! Pretty straightforward. Let’s start doing rather than just mouthing the morals, values, and judgments of Christianity as given in the Bible. Our leaders shouldn’t be ashamed to be counted as true Christians. Its the best way I can see to get our country back on its feet.

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2 Responses

  1. I believe you mean the first not the tenth ammendment. I would have to look at the 10th again to even see what it says, but the 1st one has the establishment clause. I’ve always been with you on this, by the way. Not establishing a government endorsed religion is not the same as the government vowing to be a bunch of atheists. The same ammendment gives us the freedom of practice and expression, which somehow many look right through.

  2. Mr. Bunch,

    Wow! I haven’t even had this posted 10 minutes before your comment. I’ll look it up. You’re right. I’ll change it now. (Article 10 deals with states rights)

    I have a wonderful pocket reference book called the Citizens Rule Book from Liberty Lobby that has the US Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and Handbook for Jurors in it. We had to study it in college for Political Economics. It amazes me how many people claim rights/illegalities of these documents but have never actually read them. This Article being among the most common. It never says “separation of church and state”. I think I’ll add it above as well while I’m changing the article number.

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