Monday, August 22, 2016

I read online-in Facebook, actually-the other day that Dr. Jim Dobson has endorsed Donald Trump, in large part, evidently, because Mr. Trump is promising to return Christianity to the public square, to give us back our voice. I didn't know we lost our voice.

In my view, posting the Ten Commandments in your yard or business or office is not nearly as important as writing them in your heart and doing what they say. God has not been removed from our schools. He is present in our schools when Godly, believing teachers demonstrate Him by their behavior, not their rhetoric. Prayer cannot be removed from anything anywhere at any time. Prayer is taught in the home, reinforced in the church and practiced wherever hearts cry out to God. God is acknowledged in society-our homes and schools and businesses-when He is first acknowledged in our hearts.

 Our salvation does not come from living in a 'Christian' country. Our salvation comes from God through faith in Jesus Christ. I do not believe God's agenda is to make America great, but to make His presence in America and the world known through the Church-His presence on earth. Anywhere people of faith are, His presence is. We may very well be the only Jesus someone sees. What kind of Jesus will that be? The choice is ours, not Jim Dobson's or Tony Evans' or Donald Trumps.

"Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet;
righteousness and peace will kiss each other.
Faithfulness will spring up from the ground,
and righteousness will look down from the sky.
The Lord will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before him,
and will make a path for his steps." Psalms 85:10-13 (NRSV)

"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NRSV)

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