#Christian World View, #Social Justice, #Illegal immigration, #ChuckColson, #RickWarren #Obama and other social/political views on issues
What I liked about the Election Forum is we weren't told how to vote, just presented the facts and invited to make our own decisions. It's important people are educated to what is actually going on in Government and stop sticking their heads in the sand as more and more of our individual rights are being systematically stripped away by those in power.
Then I learn how the terms "Social Justice" and "Social Economics" are permeating our culture and watch Pelosi stumble around trying to quote scripture while admonishing the church to support illegal immigration and I wonder, where's the separation of church and state? Where's the public outcry on pushing religion or personal beliefs down our throats?
Where's the ACLU now? Remember the ACLU back in 2001 during the Bush era? What's Wrong With the Faith-Based Initiative? March 27, 2001 by Margaret Crosby, The Daily Journal
"The genius of the American constitutional system is its recognition that mixing church and state damages both religion and democracy.... It threatens to end the separation of church and state as we know it, by funding pervasively religious institutions."
(Please click the article above "What's Wrong with the Faith-Based Initiative?" because it is really good at explaining much better where the ACLU used to stand on this issue, and where it is silent now when it suits their ideology.)
Isn't mixing of church and state what is being proposed by Obama now in light of offering money for greening of church institutions? Click here for an article explaining this: The Green Shepherd The White House wants churches to advance its climate change agenda. Meghan Clyne
Correct me if I'm wrong, happy to hear otherwise, but for some reason I don't think you will because I'm right. Truth hurts doesn't it?:)
Where's the church leaders willing to stand up against this misuse of church power and scripture to push ideology that is clearly against the inherent word of God? Pelosi can't even quote the Bible reference she hasn't read the Bible in so long.
Where's the outrage over this blatant misuse of church & religion for political gain? Wait, I know liberal friends, it suits your purposes now so it's ok...:)
How do we expect any liberal Democrat to actually know what the Bible says when they can't even read their own Healthcare bill or more recently, the AZ immigration law? LOL (I can't take credit for that one, a Facebook friend reminded us of their literacy silliness.)
Here's Attorney General Holder on CSpan being asked if he's read the AZ Bill SB 1070 which is only 10 pages long which you can read for yourself by clicking the link above:
Here's Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano being questioned on the AZ law:
And lastly, here's our very own President Barack Obama laughing about the AZ Bill SB 1070 even when he has confessed to conveniently not reading it either. I especially like this video since it explains why the Bill was enacted in light of all the crime, drugs etc.
Others must like it too since it has over 1/2 million views here on YouTube:
Going back to my original question about Pastors, Religious Leaders, synagogues and churches standing up for what's right and not buying into Pelosi's political religious posturing, I remembered Chuck Colson and Rick Warren's Bible Study series on the Christian World View I attended recently.
Here's the description from Chuck Colson's site "The Colson Center for Christian World View" which states:
"Why Does It Matter What I Believe?
Stressing the idea that beliefs can have serious consequences, Warren explains the idea of worldview and its applicability to all of life. He emphasizes that Christians who are new creations can choose to pursue true beliefs rather than holding on to old ones. Following another speaker’s overview of a sampling of worldviews prevalent in today’s culture, Warren counters the idea that sincerity is all that matters or that you can pick and choose what you like from incompatible worldviews, and illustrates the nation’s moral dilemma with current surveys about biblical worldview.
Rather than living double-minded lives, Christians who desire true change that must begin inside ought to strengthen their worldview by learning the truth, discerning what is false, turning away from the world to God’s word, and concerning themselves with God’s kingdom.
Because worldviews have huge consequences and false or incompatible worldviews are responsible for the problems in our lives, our culture, and our culture’s institutions, Christians cannot continue to hold onto false beliefs but must be changed by the renewing of their minds.
Related Scripture: Revelation 12:13-17"
I think that flies in the face of people asking why Republicans don't support illegal immigration, don't you? What always flabbergasts me in this debate is how people can blindly cling to charity at the loss of justice. I hope pastors and others who read that description above will consider incorporating it into their curriculum to help combat the erosion of our religious freedoms upon which this great country is built and provide a foundation for those to stand up for what is right.
Yes, God is God of love, but he's also a God of justice. If we search the scriptures, that is evident over and over and over again. Romans 3:23: 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. (Not some, all.)
"The Bible also says: “You destroy those who tell lies; bloodthirsty and deceitful men the LORD abhors” (Psalms 5:6).
God says: “For I, the LORD, love justice; I hate robbery and iniquity” (Isaiah 61:8),
and David recognized, “You, O God, do see trouble and grief; you consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to you; you are the helper of the fatherless” (Psalm 10:13, 14).
How much is God’s heart for justice a part of His character? What does it have to do with knowing the one and only God? ...We can truly have hope in the midst of a dark world in light of four unchangeable truths about God: God loves justice and abhors injustice, God has compassion for those who suffer injustice, God judges and condemns those who perpetrate injustice and God seeks active rescue for the victims of injustice (Good News About Injustice: A Witness of Courage in a Hurting World, pg. 69-70)." (As taken from the blog: The God of Justice)
And here's another example taken from the blog Got Questions? click on the link for the full article below:
Question: "What does it mean that God is a God of justice?"
Answer: Justice is a term used for what is right or “as it should be.” Justice is one of God’s attributes and flows out of His holiness. Justice and righteousness are often used synonymously in the Bible. Since righteousness is the quality or character of being right or just, it is another attribute of God and incorporates both His justice and holiness.
We cannot begin to understand God’s justice unless we first understand sin. Sin is lawlessness (1 John 3:4) and iniquity (Daniel 9:4-5; Micah 2:1; James 3:6). It embodies everything contrary to God’s holy nature and is offensive to Him. Thus, sin is a crime against God and justice demands a penalty of death and separation from Him for it (Romans 1:18-32; 2:5; 3:23).
I actually started out to write my personal world view and how it's been shaped by travel, faith and the beach, but realized I needed to provide a foundation first which I've done here. Now to layer it later...I have to run since I'm way late for church. More to come.
Happy Sunday. Here's a blessing from the Bible I always love having said over me which I hope blesses you too:
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26