Thursday, January 25, 2007

Mixing Religion and Politics, Part 4: God-Free Zones

Part 1 link

A real Christian cannot believe in a “God-free zone” such as the public schools are today. God commands that his commandments be bound on our hands and our foreheads (Deuteronomy 6:8, 11:18). These commandments are to “love the LORD with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5) and to not worship idols (which includes a warning that God’s anger will burn against those who commit idolatry in Deuteronomy 11:16-17). Proverbs 3:5, 6 says, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Isaiah 62:6 says, “I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence,”

Mark 16:15 says, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” No exception is given for public schools or where prohibited by law. Not only should Christians politically oppose the “God-free zoning” (case) law, but they should defy it as Peter (Acts 4:18-21, 5:28-32) and Paul (Acts 23:29) did. If salt loses it saltiness, it is good for nothing but to be thrown out into the street and be trampled by men. Real Christians would never force other Christians to put their lamps under a bowl (Matthew 5:15). Ephesians 4:27 says, “Neither give place to the devil.” “The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness.” (Romans 1:18) Christians who believe in these “God-free zones” have a form of godliness, but say no to the power of God.

Some people look at various tragedies and ask, how could God allow this? Where was He when this happened? In the case of school shootings, He was not there because He was not allowed to be by our own (case) law. Isaiah 65:5 says, “A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face…Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou.”

I will continue this series, Lord willing, next Thursday.

1 comment:

  1. I am not saying that Christianity or Christian values should be taught at taxpayers' expense. Each adherent to each value system should pay for the propagation of their own ideas at their own expense. Public schools and all "standards" on private and home-schooling should be abolished.