With the elections over and while some are crying and others are basking in victory, I want to give a word of caution. He is just a president. He won’t cast the country in the toilet nor will he turn it fully around. He will make some great decisions and he will have his faults. They all do. Our country is not designed to be ran by one person. It is designed to be ran by the people, and this is why I’m still troubled. I’m not worried but I am aware that there is much work still to be done.
I know of many Baptist pastors, some local and some nationally known, who discouraged their congregations from participating in this election. They only speak of our country’s politics in a negative light. Most harp on the coming Kingdom and discourage any activities in the kingdom of this world. Some almost relish the idea of our country falling apart. Hoping it’ll drive all of us to focus on eternity. When I challenge their views, I’m quickly dismissed as being influenced by the world.
On the flip side of the coin nearly every university is prompting their students to engage the political system. They are actively enrolling voters and stirring them to action. Any fool can see that these universities are not turning out conservative voters who share our biblical values. Many of the professors lecture against them daily and require students to read and study liberal ideology to pass their classes.
Now the question for us to consider is, How will our country be voting in 10 years? How many voting Christians will pass away in the next 10 years? How many Christians will fall under the influence of these abstaining preachers in the next 10 years? Lastly, how many kids will attend collage in the next 10 years? There are no exact answers to these question, but you need not be a rocket scientist to read the writing on the wall.
Now I would like to give you my plan to counter this coming trend. #1 As a pastor I am going to speak more clearly on national issues and the Christian’s responsibility toward them. This begins at Lee Creek and extends to everyone I have contact with #2 I will continue to challenge pastors who promote the false notion that Christians are not supposed to engage in worldly issues. #3 I will seek to expose the fallacies and lack of coverage given by our national news media and make it available to others. Social media has given every person an opportunity to voice their opinions. It would be a shame to only use it to share pictures of what we had for lunch of the family pet.
You say, “Oh your just one man, you’ll never make a difference.” You may very well be right, and I may be worse off for doing so. Nevertheless, my responsibility still remains. If he ignores it that’s his problem, but I ignore it, that’s my problem.