Faith
Wednesday June 6, 2012
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
FAITH COMMENTARY
"RELIGION’S ROLE IN POLITICS"

It has been said that religion and politics do not mix and that it is inadvisable to interject either of these topics when you engage in conversation with others but in Mark 12:17 (KJV) Christ’s disciples marvel at Him when He does just that:
And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.
And it remains true today; you are required to give to both God and your Country, that is, if you have a desire to advance yourself in this life .
Living in a Country that omits or excludes God is living in a Country without structure. Your founding fathers built America on God’s foundation and that is precisely why you find yourself living in the most advanced country in the world.
But recent years show that those elected to serve you in Washington are falling down on the job. They have become free spending liberals who neither represent you nor serve God; Titus 1:15 (KJV) show them not pure and possessing a defiled conscience:
Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
As a means of warning you Titus 1:16 (KJV) shows them professing to know God:
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
Do these ones God is describing remind you of anyone in Washington professing to be serving you?
Surely by now you see the necessity of picking up right where you left off in the 2010 elections when you voted so called do-gooders out of office; Deuteronomy 11:11(KJV) shows this to be you possessing or better yet repossessing your Country, God’s Land:
But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:
Since America is God’s land, you see Him sending you water from Heaven, after all, it is His favorite place; Deuteronomy 11:12 (KJV) shows the truth of this claim as you observe Him caring:
A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
Voting and completing your work is a top priority as Deuteronomy 11:13 (KJV) shows your efforts paying off. You and your Country paying attention to God is coming to pass:
And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
Deuteronomy 11:16 (KJV) alerts you to the danger that you now face…Deception:
Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
The role that religion plays in politics is obvious because when you exclude God, you are serving other gods and that will prove troublesome.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Is scripture helping you to see the role that religion plays in politics?

Do you find yourself factoring in the role God plays in your Country’s future when voting?

Will you join me in encouraging others to recognize how involved God is in America’s future?

 

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Pastor Billy Johnson can be reached by email at billy@lakeshorebible.info or viewed online at www.lakeshorebible.com