There are a lot of perspectives on how Christianity is doing. I was appalled a few weeks ago when the United Methodist Denomination felt it necessary to take a vote on allowing sexual perverts to be leaders in their churches. Thankfully, they did the right thing, but the fact that they had to have this discussion says plenty.
If this denomination had not failed to exercise biblical church discipline earlier, it wouldn't have come to this. This vote was on the question of whether churches will live by the Bible or not. What's the point of having a church if God's laws are volitional and no longer relevant? It becomes nothing more than a tax-exempt social club!
Some on the left end of the political spectrum have wormed their way into churches for the opportunity to manipulate the direction of the church. Their goal is to make ideas - abhorrent to our faith - seem socially acceptable.Read More
Politics has become a dirty business. We have all heard plenty of news stories of elected officials involved in scandals, adultery and illegal behavior sending them to prison. There is an old line, “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?” With all the political nastiness, many wonder why a decent person would enter such a vicious arena. The reason is simple. I love my country, I love my family and I care enough about both to commit my life to preserving that for which our founding fathers lived and died.
Our loyalty must lie with the principles that made our nation strong. We must stand for the Constitution, limited government, and personal responsibility. Many office holders have let us down because they forgot to put those ideals ahead of their own political self-interest. People become disillusioned because they see people run on one set of values only to morph into different people once they become mired in the slime of big money and beholden to the lobbyists. We owe it to our country to change those people. We all have a role to play in our own spheres of influence. Stay with me and you will see that at least one person is capable of putting principles over politics. Together, let’s improve the state we’re in!