This quote in the subject line is from Ephesians 5:11. Are you familiar with that verse? What do you believe, or rather, do you think it has any application for Christians today?
Specifically, what use is this admonition to AMERICA'S Christians related to the political arena?
Let me lay out how I see it; especially how the American Church has failed miserably to INFORM US!
This is all related to the facts about Christians who came to America and WHY we came here!
Beginning with the Puritans and the Pilgrims; both of these devout Christian groups risked everything in order to find FREEDOM to worship God and SPREAD the Gospel of Jesus. Starting with the Mayflower Compact these Christians made a COVENANT promise to God and themselves to stay true to their Biblical beliefs as they set foot on Plymouth Rock, New England. I forget the exact order which the Colonial Pilgrims undertook in setting up their Civil Social Government, but central to rule of social norm they established Biblical standards for acceptable behavior.
A great resource for getting accurate historical information about the foundational Christian principles which made America great is Wall Builders;
An interesting footnote of early Colonial America is how after the Puritans divided up some land for families to grow their crops, someone thought it would be a good idea for all of the families to bring their harvests to the town square. Here it would be distributed to all of the people. This first American attempt at Socialism turned out to be as disastrous as every attempt since! More than a few able-bodied farmers didn't try to work as much as they could have. They figured that whatever they needed would be supplied by others who worked harder. Hah!
After that poor dismal attempt at "community farming", each farmer was made responsible for providing for their own families.
The Founding Fathers were all believers in Biblical principles. Read the Declaration of Independence, to which they ALL signed their names. RISKING their lives by doing so.
Fast forward to today; Donald Trump is the ONLY political leader who mentions American greatness and God in the same speeches.
This is why I believe he's the only way for America moving forward.
These will be from my personal perspective, based upon Biblical principles. As Christians, we must be bold and stand up for what is right.
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