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FAITH AND POLITICS
“…Proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants…” (Leviticus 25:10, Amp)
 
“Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the nation whose God is the Lord…” (Psalm 33:12, Amp)
 
“Surely His salvation is nigh them that fear Him; that glory may dwell in our land.” (Psalms 85:9, KJV)
 
“When the [uncompromisingly] righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked man rules, the people groan and sigh.” (Proverbs 29:2, Amp)
 
“Uprightness and right standing with God (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) elevate a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34, Amp)
 
“…And, having done all [the crisis demands]…stand [firmly in your place]. Stand therefore [hold your ground]…” (Ephesians 6:13-14, Amp)
 
“Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” John Jay (1745-1829), Original Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, President of the American Bible Society
 
“Let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God [Exodus 18:21]….If the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will so be corrupted…If government fails to secure public prosperity and happiness, it must be because the citizens neglect the Divine commands, and elect bad men to make and administer the laws.” Noah Webster (1758-1843), Founding Father, Educator
 
“The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men and take consistent ground in politics…God cannot sustain this free and blessed country which we love and pray for unless the Church will take right ground…It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation are becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they think God does not see what they do in politics.” Charles G. Finney, “Lectures on Revival of Religion”
 
“Brethren, our preaching will bear its legitimate fruits. If immorality prevails in the land, the fault is ours in a great degree. If there is a decay of conscience, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the public press lacks moral discrimination, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the church is degenerate and worldly, the pulpit is responsible for it. If the world loses its interest in religion, the pulpit is responsible for it. If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it. Let us not ignore this fact, my dear brethren; but let us lay it to heart, and be thoroughly awake to our responsibility in respect to the morals of this nation.” Charles G. Finney, Dec. 4, 1873
 
“Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature…If the next centennial does not find us a great nation…it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.” James A. Garfield, (1831-1881), U.S. President, Minister of the Gospel
 
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
 
“Man’s inhumanity to man is not only perpetuated by the vitriolic actions of those who are bad. It is also perpetuated by the vitiating inaction of those who are good.” Rev. Martin Luther King
 
“…The most unfortunate aspect of (Karl) Marx’s success was the fact that he only succeeded because Christians refused to get involved to begin with. Marx always kept this in mind and exploited it. Reporting on the socialist Hague Congress of 1872, Marx made this unfortunately true remark: ‘One day the worker will have to seize political supremacy to establish the new organization of labor; he will have to overthrow the old policy which supports the old institutions if he wants to escape the fate of the early Christians who, neglecting and despising politics, never saw their kingdom on earth.’ This ‘neglecting and despising’ of politics by Christians has continued in modern American history, and America has since followed the anti-Christian program of Marx and abandoned that of the Bible. This blind following has included many Christians. The reversal of this trend will require bringing these issues into the open as worldview issues. The church must allow and encourage political and economic discussion, and the public must be made to know that we have the answers.” Taken from page 57 of “God Versus Socialism: A Biblical Critique of the New Social Gospel” by Joel McDurmon
 

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