Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: Why am I so political yet pursue it through a Christian format?


It is all biblically based as to why I am political.
Daniel 4: 17 – For this has been decreed by the messengers; it is commanded by the holy ones, so that everyone may know that the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world. He gives them to anyone he chooses— even to the lowliest of people.
Matthew 20:24 – When the ten other disciples heard what James and John had asked, they were indignant. 25 But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. 26 But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. 28 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Why bother telling the apostles how “rulers of the world” behaved if it were not meant for Christians to be involved as well?
Do we not see this behavior now present in many in Washington? Did we not see this behavior shown to the extreme by the previous administration of the presidency of the United States? Christians were involved when this nation was foundered 251 years ago.
Why is now any different than then?
The answer is greed. In 1954 the Johnson Amendment was put into place. This legislation made it where if people within a pulpit or upon a dais talked about political issues they would break this law and have to start paying taxes. As a result the churches started pushing for a misinterpretation of the first amendment of the Constitution. That being a “separation of church and state.”
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
The government cannot make a law that establishes a religion. Example. They cannot through the Department of Education mandate that we teach children about a religion in school. Since public schools are a part of the government, public schools cannot teach about Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, etc. and so on. Yet the last administration took large measures to teach Islam to our school children, violating the first amendment. If they are going to teach religions, they must give equal time and understand to ALL religions and at an age when the child can understand what they are being taught.
The government cannot interfer in how people wish to worship and show how they worship, “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Yet they do. The government with the help of the courts which are an arm of the government say the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed. They force people to go against their beliefs and make products for those that are openly sinning against the teaching of the Bible.
James 4:17 – Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.
All of this is why I am so political. Because God requires this behavior form all that call themselves Christian. Yet so few do. They would rather leave that to someone else. Well I am that someone else, but remember James 4:17. If you know you should be active in politics not just for God but for your children then you are sinning against God and the teaching of the Bible.
Since I know it is a sin not to be involved I am and will continue to be, until I am silenced. By either the states or I am called into the presents of God.

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