Some of America’s top Christian commentators are warning Christians that they must develop the courage to act as their passivity is allowing those who oppose Christianity to move society in the US to a point of no return.
A number of top Christian commentators and leaders are speaking out to urge Christians to take action to preserve Christian values and American society.
Libertarian conservative philosopher Thomas Sowell is warning that America is at a point of no return. He is urging Christians to act by voting to ensure that the values America has held for so long, largely Christian values, are at risk of vanishing forever, WND reported.
“What is frightening is how many people in responsible positions are caving into every demand that is made, repeating any kind of nonsense that you’re supposed to repeat,” Sowell said. “I do believe that we may well reach a point of no return. I hope that, of course, will never happen.”
“But there is such a thing as a point of no return,” Sowell continued. “The Roman empire overcame many problems in its long history but eventually it reached a point where it could no longer continue on, and much of that was from within, not just the barbarians attacking from outside.”
Dr. James Dobson said that we are in “an ominous time” in our 244-year-old republic.
“Lawlessness and anarchy stalk the cities as angry mobs riot, burn, loot, rob, and kill innocent bystanders,” Dobson wrote. “Cultural monuments are being destroyed. Scores of people have been shot. Our courageous police officers are being brutally attacked by the same people they have vowed to protect.”
“What began as a justified and lawful protest … has morphed into violence for the sake of violence,” Dobson continued. “Hatred flows in the streets…Constitutional rights to freedom of speech and religious liberty are being trampled.”
“There is also widespread belief that violence and anarchy are being organized and funded by powerful forces that are maneuvering America toward a socialist dictatorship,” Dobson added. “There is always a kingmaker behind such lawlessness. Most disturbing is open talk of another civil war…May God forbid it from happening again.”
Dobson called out Christians were being too passive and not taking action, saying that many “have a record of not showing up on Election Day.”
“As many as 75 percent of them sit on their hands, apparently assuming that their votes don’t matter,” Dobson said. “They are wrong. Voting ALWAYS matters. George W. Bush won the presidency in 2000 by 537 votes in a nation of 130 million registered voters. Many down-ballot contests have been won or lost by a single vote.”
Dr. Dobson warns that seven critical issues are on the ballot in November that will shape America’s future. Foremost, Dobson says, is the education and mindset of the next generation which is currently “being force-fed a radical curriculum that is godless, anti-American, and sexually perverse.”
Dobson adds that abortion, marriage, religious liberties, who will serve on the judiciary, and capitalism versus socialism are all under attack and will be upended if Christians don’t get involved in voting. Lastly, Dobson says support for Israel, which is critical, follows Scripture which tells us that those “who bless Israel will be blessed.
“I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
– Genesis 12:3
The Bible instructs us to put God first above all, but it does not tell us to do so while not being engaged in the world around us.
Our Constitution advocates for the separation of church and state. What that was intended to do was to prevent the church from running the state. It was not intended to keep religious interests out of politics. Our founding fathers were religious men. They formed the United States as a Republic so that all interests of all citizens could be represented, as opposed to a true democracy where the majority silences the minority.
If the viewpoints of religious people are not considered in politics, such views will not be part of society. Therefore, it is imperative for people of faith to engage in politics in order to preserve the ideals and morality that is found in a variety of faiths.
Dr. Paul Chappell reminds us of the importance of shaping our lives in the way God desires. If people of faith aren’t involved in shaping society, how can that society reflect the will of God for how we conduct our lives?
“As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”
—1 Peter 1:14–16
The Bible instructs us that we are subject to the governing authorities in the nation which we live, that this is God’s will.
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.”
– Romans 13:1
Whether we supported a certain candidate or party, we are still to honor and respect them.
“Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.”
–1 Peter 2:17
The Bible instructs us to ensure we are part of a godly nation. This cannot happen unless religious people bring their influence to politics.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!”
– Psalm 33:12
The only way for this to happen is for people of faith to get involved and bring their influence to bear.
“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.”
– Ephesians 5:11
People of faith need to do their part in the process to bring attention to and support the right candidates, while identifying those who are not of a godly nature.