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Christian Civic Responsibility: A Biblical Imperative

April 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Christians have a unique opportunity to make a difference in the civil arena.  Jesus teaches us to pray, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” As citizens of heaven and America as well, we carry a “dual citizenship,” as it were.  We play a unique role in our government as “We the People.” One question that needs asking and answering, as we try to understand Jesus’ teaching on rendering to Caesar, is this:  Who is Caesar? “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people” (in Lincoln’s words) informs our answer to the Caesar question.  Whatever the nature of the institution, we are admonished in Scripture to submit to it. In America, we also have the responsibility to shape it into a reflection of Biblical justice, freedom, and order. Christian self-government is at the foundation of our Republic. To be individually self-governed is the only way to “keep” the Republic going, as B. Franklin put it. This sort of self-governance is exactly what the Apostle Peter had in mind when he penned the inspired words:

Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against your soul. Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may on account of your good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation.
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 bond-slaves of God.
Honor all men; love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.
1 Peter 2:11-17 (NASB)

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A Courageous State Leader

September 28, 2009 Leave a comment

The national news all too often highlights political leaders who do not represent the values of people of faith; consequently, many God-fearing citizens wrongly believe that few elected officials share our moral and religious convictions. But such a conclusion is wrong. There are literally hundreds of elected officials at the state level (and even scores in Congress) who do not only share but are outspoken about our Judeo-Christian values.

One such official is Rep. Sally Kern of the Oklahoma House of Representatives.  Rep. Kern recently introduced a Proclamation on Morality that was signed at the State Capitol by numerous elected officials and religious leaders.  Read it here from her website:

http://repsallykern.com/html/news_details.php?id=36

Pray for elected officials like Rep. Kern who will take a stand for morality and not be ashamed to quote our nation’s Christian heritage.

How To Take Back America Conference

September 27, 2009 Leave a comment

What a successful and stimulating conference!  With distinctively spiritual overtones, prayer and action were the marching orders for over 600 attenders and 100,000 webcast viewers.  Eagle Forum, Faith2Action, American Family Association, and Liberty Counsel are to be commended for a practical, faith-affirming, and activating weekend. The church must now respond to the call to active duty in the civil arena.  “One nation under God” must now be lived out, shouted out, voted out, and planned out.  A new birth of freedom-loving Christian citizenship must spread throughout the land.  We must pray and work to that end.  It is now or never for this generation.  The spiritual battle lines have been drawn and the march is on.  It is not enough to stop tyrannical aggression, we must recover lost ground, strengthen the foundation, and rebuild the walls.  May the spirit of Nehemiah grip America’s spiritual leadership with sword and trowel in hand (Nehemiah 4:17) to lead the work that must be done.

Obama Says America is not a Christian Nation? Right or Wrong?

July 8, 2009 Comments off

David Barton of WallBuilders writes a wonderful historical overview of America’s Christian roots.  Is America a Christian Nation?  What does that mean? Is there any evidence? You will be enlightened, encouraged, and empowered as you read the documented truth from the lips of our past presidents, legislators, and justices.

“Is President Obama Correct: Is America No Longer a Christian Nation?” By David Barton  (click on link)

http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=23909#FN24

Take the 2-Minute Vacation

June 23, 2009 Comments off

Spend a couple of minutes contemplating the beauty of God’s creation and also the beautiful expression and sentiment of one of our country’s most beloved patriotic and sacred songs. Click here for a refreshing and inspiring 2-minute vacation:

http://www.citizenlink.org/Stoplight/A000010256.cfm

A Courageous Voice in Congress

June 23, 2009 Comments off

Randy Forbes (R-VA), one of our few courageous congressmen, is not afraid to express our rich Judeo-Christian history on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives. Listen to his 4-minute speech:

CCF Website Under Construction

December 13, 2008 Comments off

Christian Civic Foundation welcomes you to this inaugural website.  CCF is a division of FreeWay Foundation, a Missouri educational institution since 1955.  You will find pertinent and helpful resources and information to assist you.

MISSION STATEMENT

Christian Civic Foundation exists
to promote responsible Christian citizenship

through building coalitions and networks
of churches and Christian leaders
who are equipped
to speak, from a Biblical perspective,
to the issues of our day and
to be the conscience of their community.

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