Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.”
Yes, the yoke of bondage is broken by what our Savior did on the cross. Sin and death were defeated. If it be sin that a man own another, let him be set free. Likewise, if it be sin that a government own a people, let the people be set free.
As you read this, the national debt will increase by $4 million, bringing you, your family, and your children’s families in further bondage to the government—a government, mind you, that is Constitutionally limited, that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator certain inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Many Christians say that it is of no consequence what the government does and that we should not concern ourselves with it. Many other Christians say that in order for Christ to return, we must rule the seven mounts of influence, government being one of them. Both are wrong.
As Christians, we are called by Jesus in the Great Commission, Matthew 28:19-20:
“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.”
This charge is repeated by Christ in Mark 16:15 and Acts 1:8. This means making disciples—not running from governments or taking them over.
If we as Christians were truly becoming and making disciples, the nature of the leaders we choose would be changed to know, understand, and embrace the precepts of God. They would, therefore, have the wisdom of the Scriptures. Our nation, in particular, would not be facing a “fiscal cliff” that politicians are going to shove us over.
We would have a nation of leaders who understood biblical virtues of fiscal responsibility and accountability. The Church has withdrawn from society and has largely embraced self-indulgent, extra-biblical doctrines that would be unrecognizable by the Church in Acts.
Therefore, Christians are largely unrecognizable in our society and the ones who are, are hated by it.
Of all the talk by those people we elected about fiscal responsibility, there is virtually no talk about scaling down government to live within its means. There is only talk of raising taxes and government expansion. Americans are becoming vested slaves of the government.
If we, as Christians, who are commanded to stand fast in Christ’s liberty, do not do so, we will suffer bondage like we have never seen. Our country was made for us to be a free people in Christ. We must rise up and demand accountability—not through organizations, as they just take your money and play the game. It is time to rise up!
Have a blessed and powerful day!