Psalm 1 begins: How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers…
Psalm 2 continues with: Why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples devising a vain thing? The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us tear their fetters apart and cast away their cords from us!”
Proverbs 24:24-25 promises: He who says to the wicked, “You are righteous,” peoples will curse him, nations will abhor him; but to those who rebuke the wicked will be delight, and a good blessing will come upon them.
Finally, 1 Peter 2:13-15 instructs Christians to: Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God. Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
The political arena, particularly the media, is full of scoffers who speak ignorantly and blasphemously against God, misusing His Word to suit their own ungodly agenda and/or promote themselves as candidates. We as Christians are commanded to “put to silence the ignorance of foolish men” through our godly lives in support of godly leaders in the fear of the Lord and follow the example of Christ by directly confronting and opposing the irreverence for God in our day, as He did on numerous occasions (with the pharisees and even against the money-changers in the temple – Matthew 21 and John 2). In contrast to their blasphemy, we should have zeal and reverence for God and His Word (Psalm 1 and John 2:17).
View this video from 1:45-2:30 to see how Donald Trump very irreverently uses the Bible and waves it like a magic wand in an attempt to convince voters of his “Christianity.” Sadly, he isn’t the only candidate who does these sorts of antics to woo Christian voters…They wouldn’t do it if it didn’t work.
Aside from the first several minutes where he points out how Ted Cruz (like the vast majority of politicians) will likely be servant to his largest campaign donors, this video segment degenerates into a very, very sad case of scoffing against God and His Word. Christians should be handling and preaching what God’s Word truly says about government and how our nation’s founders leaned so heavily on the Bible in writing our founding documents. If they did that on a large scale, the man in this video would be exposed for the ignorant scoffer that he is, and would in effect be silenced in his current line of attack.
Christians, the Bible is being used in politics today – but almost always in a blasphemous way. Let’s obey God’s Word and follow Christ’s example. For the glory of His name and His Word.
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In Christ – Samuel and Lydia