People of Faith

When we as Christian citizens take God’s principles, perspectives and values into all domains of life, we are challenged to learn what our faith says about the cultural issues of our day, and then learn how to articulate those ideas to others.   This has the affect of “growing” us.

At a minimum, the call to action for every Christian citizen in the United States is to exercise the stewardship of their vote.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain captured the possibility that this simple act of faith could have a profound impact on our nation:

“It will be conceded that a Christian’s first duty is to God. It then follows, as a matter of course, that it is his duty to carry his Christian code of morals to the polls and vote them. Whenever he shall do that, he will not find himself voting for an unclean man, a dishonest man. 

If Christians would vote their duty to God at the polls, they would carry every election, and do it with ease. …  If the Christians of America could be persuaded to vote God and a clean ticket, it would bring about a moral revolution that would be incalculably beneficent. It would save the country” ~  Mark Twain,  Colliers magazine, September 2, 1904


Charles Finney

We are challenged by Pastor Charles Finney that we are duty-bound to this greater level of engagement, not only for ourselves and this current generation, but for generations to come.

“The church must take right ground in regard to politics [civic engagement].  Politics [civic engagement] are part of a religion in a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to their country as a     part of their duty to God.  God will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics [civic engagement].” ~  Charles G. Finney

Remember by VOTING or by NOT VOTING you are still making a CHOICE.

By not voting, you are saying that you approve and endorse the direction that your city, schools, state, or nation is going.   If you believe that God holds people accountable for their choices, you are saying that as an American Citizen before God you approve of this direction.


Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, a civil rights giant, was able to get beyond the group think of race and advocate for morality and righteousness over political parties.

“I have one great political idea. . . . That idea is an old one. It is widely and generally assented to; nevertheless, it is very generally trampled upon and disregarded. This constitutes my politics, the negative and positive of my politics, and the whole of my politics. . . .

I feel it my duty to do all in my power to infuse this idea into the public mind, that it may speedily be recognized and practiced upon by our people. The best expression of it, I have found in the Bible. It is in substance,  

“Righteousness exalteth a nation; sin is a reproach to any people” ~ Proverbs 14:34


Realize a Determined Subset Wants to Undermine the Political Process

We need to put tough minded individuals in office that can resist the political onslaught of people that want to rule by power.   Using Saul Alinsky tactics (look it up) they operate like totalitarians to bully others and take away freedom. 

The Process is: 1) Create a Crisis 2) Start a Misinformation Campaign 3) Pick A Target, 4) Vilify the Target 5) Agitate 6) Be Unrelenting and Do Not Let Up, 7) Get Submission and Concession. 8) Repeat.  

The only way to stop this type of quest for power is to STAND.  To be Strong and Courageous. To Stand Your Ground.  To combat Lies with the Truth.  To be filled with God’s love no matter how unrelenting the attack becomes.  This requires political fortitude by those who are elected to office.   This means the right people need to be elected to office.   It also means that citizens need to stand behind these elected officials and back them up.