“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams
“God governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.” Benjamin Franklin, Constitutional Convention of 1787
Maybe it’s just the fact that Christmas is just around the corner, but lately it seems that there is a lot of talk from the left about Christianity. I’ve written about this subject before, so it’s nothing new that liberals love to use Christ and the Bible when it can push an agenda they want pushed. It’s amazing though, because whenever Conservatives bring up the Bible in politics, the first thought from the left is that Conservatives are American Taliban, and that we want the US to be a Theocracy.
I’ve had a rough outline for this article on the ‘back burner’ for a couple of weeks now but decided to get it finished when I saw Alfonzo Rachel‘s great segment on ZoNation called “To Hell with Theocracy”. He nailed the point that secularists claim that Conservative Christians want a Theocracy, but it’s actually liberal Christians who are pushing their own version of a Theocracy.
The Pilgrims came to America for religious freedom, and for the purpose of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Religious freedom afforded by a Christian nation is why millions have come to America since. Our Founding Fathers were not just Deists as secularists like to claim, and they knew and understood this.
America was a Christian nation at its founding, yet the Founders didn’t make our government a Theocracy, and neither do Bible believing Christians want to. Like the founders, we know that people are given free will. Although Bible believing Christians will share the Gospel message, we would never force or threaten anyone with violence if they don’t accept Christ. Sharing the Gospel, speaking openly of our faith, and desiring our nations laws to reflect our beliefs as they once did does not make a theocracy.
For the past few decades, liberalism has grown in the church- in most every denomination, and it’s not surprising that more democrat politicians and pundits if they are religious at all have the same worldly views as the liberal church.
The differences between Bible believing Christians and liberal christians are stark in many cases. Bible-believing Christians believe everyone is capable of making personal decisions without Government telling them what they can eat, what light bulbs they can buy; what vehicles they can drive, and what if any health insurance they want. We believe in tithing, we believe in giving to charity and helping others, often by giving money and/or time. We believe that each person, no matter the ethnicity or skin shade is created in God’s image, and each has much to offer, yet we believe each is responsible for their own pursuit of happiness, just as Benjamin Franklin once said, “The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.”
Liberal christians don’t profess their faith as publically unless asked. While they for the most part attend liberal churches, their understanding of the Bible is human based, and based on feeling and emotion. They believe in so-called social justice, which when broken down, isn’t justice at all, it’s only about control. We hear a lot from liberals and secularists about equality, tolerance and justice, yet they don’t necessarily think of character, value or worth when they think of equality.
One of the biggest cards played by liberal christians and secularists has been the race card, claiming that racism is still alive and rampant, especially among groups of people on the political right. Yet they don’t point out that there are doctors, lawyers, congressmen and senators; sports stars, musicians, artists and judges, astronauts, physicists and scientists of every racial background and skin tone because they need the narrative that minorities need liberal democrat politicians to help them.
To have a victim class, liberals have a narrative to use for elections and implementing ideologies they believe in, to control. Liberal christians and progressive Secularists are only interested in promoting the ideas of equality, justice and tolerance because they know that when the people follow those mantras, they can be controlled through education, what kind of job they can get, what income level they can make. When anyone tries to attain better for themselves and their families, they are breaking out of the mold the left has put them in. That’s why the left hates Strong Conservatives like Mychal Massie, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, Clarence Thomas, Allen West and so many others. And the feminist groups can’t stand strong, Christian Conservative women for the same reasons. They marginalize women and minorities because they don’t believe as Bible believing Christians do, that people are talented enough, gifted enough, valued enough and made in God’s image enough to earn things for themselves without big government programs.
Conservative Christians also give more charity in money and time than liberal christians and secularists who believe it is government’s roll to take from one to give to another through higher taxes.
Liberal christians and Secularists are pro-choice when it comes to things such as abortion, and claim that Bible believing Christians are anti-woman. Liberals christians refuse to look at human life from a Biblical point of view, and marginalize those of us who believe that every life is sacred made in the image of God and should not be murdered in the womb.
Liberal Christians use the Lord and the Bible when it suits their purpose, but when others speak from the Bible, it’s all about Theocracy and religious right wing bitter clingers.
By claiming that Jesus would do this or not do that- makes it clear that Liberal christians don’t think about the reason why Jesus came in human form. They are much as the Zealots were back in Jesus’ day, like Judas Iscariot, who believed Jesus had come to physically free the Jews from oppressive Roman rule. They were expecting action- but when Jesus showed no such intent to wrestle with the Roman authority, He was betrayed.
Jesus didn’t come the first time to change politics. He came to change hearts. He came to teach the Truth about God and how human sin separates us from Him. He came to sacrifice Himself for the sins of the world. Jesus knows the individual heart- He knows the hypocrisy and pride of forcing people to give hard earned money to others through taxes without following the individual principal of tithing. He knows that it is the individual’s duty to help the poor and oppressed, not the government.
And lest you wonder how hypocritical the progressive Democrat party is, next time you hear them utter a Bible verse, remember it was their own party delegates at the DNC which denied God 3 times. This actually isn’t surprising since the progressive Democrat party is comprised of politicians and followers of Saul Alinsky whose liberal play book “Rules for Radicals” is dedicated to Satan.
Liberal Christians and Secularists have a much skewed way of looking at people. Liberal Christians and secularists like to claim Bible Believing Christians want a Theocracy, yet it’s Liberals and progressives who have made Obama into their messiah.
There was all the Obama Messiah “art” during the first part of his first administration, Obama the Jesus homeboy from University campuses, and there was Hollywood’s Jamie Foxx who called Obama “Lord and Savior”.
And now, we still hear the references from the leg thrilling Chris Matthews, when the day before a recent sit down interview with Obama, he could barely contain himself, saying “I got the Christmas eve excitement brewing right here at Hardball. Because tomorrow night at precisely this time, seven o’clock eastern, the President of the United States is going to join us.” I can almost hear him giggle as I type this.
And then, when he described the recent meeting with Obama, when Liberals Howard Fineman of the Huff Po and David Corn of Mother Jones joined Matthews for a post-interview analysis Matthews gushed, ‘He came amongst us.”
Oh by the way Chris, I thought you had some tough ‘hard ball’ questions you wanted to ask about Benghazi. You seem to have forgotten all about that when you were in your messiah’s presence didn’t you.
And speaking of messianic references, now liberals have decided elementary schools need to teach about the biblical Barry through a book called “Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope”. Interesting, Liberals would scream, if a teacher told the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors, but when it’s Obama as a child changing his name from Barry, described in the book this way, “One morning, he slipped on the name he’d been born with. The name of his father, Barack. For the first time in his life, he wore it proudly – like a coat of many colors.” It’s perfectly fine.
Obama once said, “I think there is an enormous danger on the part of public figures to rationalize or justify their actions by claiming God’s mandate. I don’t think it’s healthy for public figures to wear religion on their sleeve as a means to insulate themselves from criticism, or dialogue with people who disagree with them.”
It’s clear that Liberals have a different view of what makes one a Christian, and they seem to believe that their worldly beliefs based on feeling and emotion is the compassionate Christ like form. To them, those of us who are Bible believing Christians are dangerous- yet we know Who our Messiah really is, and He’s not anyone who would hold the Office of the President of the United States.