We are children of God before we are citizens of any nation or subjects of any sovereign. We fight the good fight in the politics of the world to bring about the good and true in the world precisely because we are first children of God, and we have been called to affect the good in the world, so that more of us might end up in heaven with God in eternity.
Let us forge ahead with full hope in the promise of God’s love, anchored in God’s Church, affecting the world for the good and the true.
In the end, God has already won anyhow. [Source]
13 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.Did you catch that? Rulers are not a terror to good works. As we do the will of the Lord, no man, pro-abortion or not, should be a Christian’s terror. Jesus wants abortion to end. We have the Man of all men on our side. We cannot be in the wrong when we do right, but we can be wrong even in being right if we lash out and live from anger. As you take in the news tonight, please don’t forget the mandate to pray, not only to end abortion but for the rulers of this land, whether we wanted them to be elected or not—because that’s actually irrelevant to our prayers.
Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. I Tim. 2:1-2We’ll have more response for you Wednesday, but we want to encourage you and remind you of the truth and hope that has not left. The president may not be on our side with LIFE, but the true King of the earth is. What we must do now is pray for our president, even as we pray for abortion to end. We must remember that being a Christian means we are to display Christ-like behavior. This is the time to respond in love and prayer. Its’ a time to stand for truth in love. This will change a culture far more than an election.
Many of us go to bed disappointed tonight. But it’s time to remember the hope that does not disappoint (Romans 5). Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever, and His desire for LIFE has never changed.
Take a day, feel sad about the loss, cry a bit, and then get up and stand on your knees. We have a battle to fight. And every day that we don’t, close to 4000 babies will suffer. This isn’t time to get fruitlessly angry but to channel that anger to the hope we have in Jesus. [Source]