Can Politicians Bring About Biblical Morality?


Essential reading
I highly recommend this very insightful article.

How and why would professing Christians think that supporting someone like Donald Trump is a good thing?

If you take faith in Jesus seriously, if you want to increase your understanding of what is going on in the world today regarding church involvement in politics, please click on the link below and read the article.
The issue goes much deeper than the support of one particular man.

 

 

 

What's Happening...?

I remember a moment, as clear as if it happened yesterday, although it was about 40 years ago (!) and it prepared me for what is happening today. Indeed, it was crucial, even though I did not know it at the time. Thank you Lord.

Fast-forward to today. I watched a short video [thanks to OnesimusFiles] that examined today’s political and religious events in America (America principally, but also affecting the rest of the world). That too recalled the truths I refer to above. Both roots sprang up together – because everything in our lives is ordered by God.

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3 thoughts on “Can Politicians Bring About Biblical Morality?

  1. There is one thing that would be good to do in politics, which is often seen as the opposite of what evangelicals (a powerful force in world events today) want or desire:

    Strengthen the hand of those afflicted and in want, often put another way… the poor and needy.

    Ezekiel 16
    48As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, your sister Sodom and her daughters never did as you and your daughters have done. 49Now this was the iniquity of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed, and complacent; they did not help the poor and needy.

    arrogant,
    גָּא֨וֹן (gā·’ō·wn)
    Noun – masculine singular
    Strong’s Hebrew 1347: Arrogance, majesty, ornament

    overfed,
    שִׂבְעַת־ (śiḇ·‘aṯ-)
    Noun – feminine singular construct
    Strong’s Hebrew 7653: Fullness

    and complacent;
    הַשְׁקֵ֗ט (haš·qêṭ)
    Verb – Hifil – Infinitive absolute
    Strong’s Hebrew 8252: To be quiet or undisturbed

    they did not
    לֹ֥א (lō)
    Adverb – Negative particle
    Strong’s Hebrew 3808: Not, no

    help
    הֶחֱזִֽיקָה׃ (he·ḥĕ·zî·qāh)
    Verb – Hifil – Perfect – third person feminine singular
    Strong’s Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

    the poor
    עָנִ֥י (‘ā·nî)
    Adjective – masculine singular
    Strong’s Hebrew 6041: Poor, afflicted, humble

    and needy.
    וְאֶבְי֖וֹן (wə·’eḇ·yō·wn)
    Conjunctive waw | Adjective – masculine singular
    Strong’s Hebrew 34: In want, needy, poor

    Ellicott’s Commentary for English Readers
    (49) Pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness.

    –The description strikes at the causes rather than the overt acts of sin, and the unnatural crimes which are always associated in our minds with the name of Sodom are not mentioned. It is noticeable, however, that the distinct sin which is mentioned in this passage is the negative one too common in all ages, “neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.”
    https://biblehub.com/ezekiel/16-49.htm

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