Sunday, November 1, 2009

Speaking Out Against Government Policies

Anybody that knows me, knows I like to voice my opinion on issues that effect America. As a Christian it's very hard to set back and see laws endorsing homosexual marriage, abortion and other sin enforced in what is suppose to be a Christian nation.

I've recently had a change of heart after listening to a gospel sermon that will effect how I conduct myself concerning these matters. The pastor preached that we should pray for our leaders even if they are ungodly, they are ordained by God himself, to rule. He even mentions that in Isaiah, God used an ungodly king as judgment upon the people.

Instead of fighting against government and trying to get new laws passed, or protesting laws that as conservatives we believe will destroy our country, we need to spread the gospel more. The pastor used the example of Paul in Acts 19 when Paul preached the gospel so much that it changed the hearts of the people and they simply didn't want to worship the idol. It's a great story.

Sometimes we think that we only need to obey and be subject to leaders if they are the "good guys", but in fact when Paul wrote in Romans that we are to be subject to our leaders, Nero was king! That man was killing Christians just for preaching. Evil, wicked, Nero.

Proverbs (my favorite book) 21: 1 says that God has the hearts of the kings in His hand and he controls how they go. So, it's our jobs to pray for them even when we don't agree with them. Let's stop talking about how awful they are and start spreading the gospel. If you would like to listen to that gospel sermon that changed my heart the exact same way that the preacher says it will change the heart of the wicked, just click on play below.

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