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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Christian Role in Resistance

There is no definitive "Christian." It is not a class, or race, or gender. There are different classifications of Christians from the devout to the "I believe in a greater power" sorts. Just as there are no "whites" or "blacks" or "Jews" or "homosexuals." These terms defy definition, because there are people behind the terms with their own minds about what is right and wrong.

So, the Christian role in the ongoing political disaster also defies definition. As a Christian, what am I supposed to do? Is it right for me to fight as King David, or to count myself as a martyr like Peter? If one believes the United States of America to be a Christian nation, founded by Christians, safe for Christianity, known for religious freedom and charity, is it not right to fight to secure those blessings?

The founders often referred to the "blessings of liberty," which were not the blessings of a government, but of the Lord. We are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights. Is it not right to fight for he blessings of the Lord, to secure them for all posterity? Obviously these are not my words, but the words of the founders of this nation, but they are infused with the need for faith to be built into our motivations.

On the other side of the political divide there are those who say: "I am not doing anything wrong, so I don't see any danger from the government viewing my e-mails, tapping my phone, etc." They can say this, because they are short-sighted and actually interested in the destruction of freedom for whatever purpose they might have. But, that is not the society that is interested in privacy for the sake of liberty, because anything one does can and will be considered wrong in the future.

Right now, today, all across this once free nation, Christians are becoming wrong and they don't even understand it. Christianity is being outlawed and it is conceivable that in the future speaking out for Christianity will be associated with hatred and hate speech. I don't need a crystal ball to see this coming and it is so pervasive that no one else does either. It is in the process of becoming what Christians are doing "wrong" that will land them in jail or worse.

Is it not right to fight for Jesus? Is it not right to fight for the freedoms that allow Christians to practice their religion?

To some the purpose of the Revolutionary War was to secure freedom from the British; from their oppression. The Brits were also Christian, so most don't make the connection that Christianity was in large part the ideal to be secured by that war.

Man was created not in a state of servitude (other than to serve God), but of liberty, with one or two caveats such as: "Do not eat of the tree of knowledge." Just as there was no guarantee that with freedom from British rule that all patriots would be able to violate the laws of society without fear of reprisal, so was early Man not free to be in liberty and violate God's laws. But, at the core of it all was a sense that God had given the new world a fresh start at the garden of Eden, where hard work and faith would produce blessings nowhere else available.

So, it is not enough that the Marxists in political office seek the destruction of the Constitution, they must also destroy the Christian zeal that brought it about in the first place. If Christians finally identify the United States as a creation of God for the faithful, to strike out from that secure base with Christian ideals and charity into the world to secure for the world liberty to do the same and reap the benefits of a free society, they must also come to the conclusion that such a society is worth fighting for. It matters less how each individual Christian "fights" for this sacred land, but that they do so and that they start now.

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