As elections are coming around in the United States again this year, I am reminded that there is a great war against Christian Moral Values and Christianity in general. I am not talking about things like smoking or tattoos that a case could be made showing them against Scripture or against man made rules that have no place in Scripture. I am talking about things that are clearly against the Word of God.
First lets look at a couple of Christian moral values, how they compare to morality today and what Scripture says.
In early America, General George Washington gave a command that the using of God’s name in vain, was not to be done under his command. Going into the 1960s, curse words could not be used on radio or television. Compare that to today, the vilest of words are commonly heard on radio, television, and by people we know. God’s name is used in cursing so much today that many of us don’t even hear it anymore. We have been desensitized. The third commandment from God stated ‘Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain’.
America and the world could not believe the horror and brutality of Nazi Germany. The acts of Hitler stunned the world. Yet today in America, abortion goes on. The killing of innocent babies is ignored. Even those that call themselves Christian don’t care, and pastors don’t get involved, claiming abortion is a politically sensitive issue. Scripture is clear that a baby in the womb is human and killing one is murder. Exodus 20:13 ‘Thou shalt not murder’.
For centuries traditional marriage (one man, one woman till death does part) was the Biblically accepted standard for society. During the 1800s divorces affected only about 3 percent of marriages, however today over 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. Prior to the 1970s homosexuality was considered immoral and unnatural, however today homosexuality is becoming normalized. According to the Bible, God’s plan was for 1 man and 1 woman to form a family. Mark 10:6-8 "God 'made them male and female... and the two will become one flesh." Jesus spoke about divorce. Matthew 19:8 ”Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way.” Both the Old and New Testament condemn homosexuality. Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” Romans 1:26-27 “For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men...”
All of these issues have clear Bible reference and are clearly Christian Moral issues, however our society calls them ‘Political Issues’.
The god of this world has created diversions and told us lies. By calling Biblical Issues, Political Issues, many Christians have been silenced. Claiming ‘Separation of Church and State’ was part of early America and even part of the Constitution has added to the deception. However when you look at the Constitution of the United States you find ‘Separation of Church and State’ missing. Common references to Thomas Jefferson and his call for separation of church and state are perverted. President Thomas Jefferson gave approval to hold ‘Christian Church Services’ in the capital, and as President ordered a military band to play at them. Another deception is that Thomas Jefferson hated God, saying he rewrote the Bible, taking words out he didn’t want. The truth of the ‘Jefferson Bible’ is, Thomas Jefferson took all the words of Jesus and put them into a book, to be used as an evangelistic tool. The real name for the book is ‘The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth’. What he did, said, and believed is not what we hear about him today. History has been rewritten .
We must stop accepting the lies of Satan. When God clearly says things are wrong, they are wrong, they are evil. Saying that they are political issues, is denying the truth of God’s Word, and literally siding with the devil and his deceptive lies. Dietrich Bonhoeffer said it well - “Silence in the face of evil, is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak, is to speak. Not to act, is to act.” When God’s Word is clear about something being right or wrong, we need to support that view in word and deed. That includes in the church and from the pulpit. That includes what we do and say in our personal life. That even includes how we vote and how we spend our money.
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Proverbs 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
Romans 6:15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
In His service