The Christian Quandary-Political Activation :: By Bill Wilson

There is a good deal of debate among the Christian community about whether Christians should be politically active. One could postulate that because Christians have chosen not to be politically active is the reason our nation is in its current condition.

If the nation is 80% Christian and its elected representatives do not adhere to Biblical standards, there is a disconnect. Yet people will complain endlessly about the unethical and immoral representation in government and the moral decline of the nation.

Romans 12:21 says, “Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.” In a nation where we are given the right to choose our leadership, we should be choosing good leadership that leads wisely.

So, what to do? How do we change the direction of politics in this country?

Those who are called to politics should be exercising that calling. The rest of us should be voting for the best candidate.

There is an example in the late 1970s and early 1980s that worked really well for Christian involvement in American politics. Christians were able to elect good candidates from the county to state to national levels, including President Ronald Reagan. Christians got involved. They stepped outside the four walls of their churches and took initiative to shape the future of their country. Unfortunately, that passion was not transferred to the next generation of Christian activists. Maybe now is the time.

People often ask how do we change the direction of politics? To me, it’s going to take hard work and dedication, much the same as the pro-life movement.

In politics, it takes organization. Pastors should encourage those with political interests to gather together and work with others from other churches or Christian organizations. If your pastor doesn’t want to do that kind of thing, you can take it on yourself if you are so inclined. Get involved at the local committee level. Political party people are always looking for new faces to be involved. Work with your local party committee and get elected to the leadership of the committees. Then you are in a position to recruit and select candidates. Candidate selection and backing is important.

In the Reagan years, Christians worked hard to take over local party committees, then county, then state. They had tough skin because the moderates in the party (establishment people who said they were Christians, but stood for anything that kept them in power) fought tooth and nail to prevent the conservatives from having influence. But persistence paid off, and there were many good candidates selected and elected. Christians were winning leadership positions in Congress, and we elected a president. Moreover, I believe many were led to Christ in the process.

I will leave you with a quote from Noah Webster, which is representative of many of our Founding Fathers: “I am persuaded that no civil government of a republican form can exist and be durable in which the principles of Christianity have not a controlling influence.”

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff

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US Congressman Admits Coup Attempt :: By Bill Wilson

Finally, a member of Congress admitted that the deep state, the Democratic Party, the Hillary Clinton campaign, and the media were attempting a coup against a duly elected President. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) Friday told Breitbart Daily News, “This came very close to being the first successful coup since our Constitution went into effect in 1789. We are not having it, and we’re going to put people in jail that were part of this. That’s got to happen.”

This is a public admission by an elected official that our government was in danger of being overthrown. Unlike military coups, this continues to be a coup attempt pitting political will against legal principles to undermine the will of the people. Here’s why this is dangerous.

Gohmert told Breitbart News,

“It’s time for Republicans to say, ‘Enough already. You have put this country through hell. You have let these ridiculous allegations that we now see are totally bogus get you the majority in the House.’ But if the American people will wake up – and I hope that they will; I think that they are – it seems like things are indicating that, then it’s time for anybody with an R or D beside their name that’s going to preserve the Constitution – make no mistake, we are in a constitutional crisis – to stand up and say, ‘Enough already.’”

Democratic Party leaders also are saying that America is in a Constitutional crisis, but few are pointing out that the Democratic leadership and the news media created the crisis.

The Daily Jot has been one of the few news outlets reporting that the nefarious machinations of these powerful political forces have been attempting a coup. All the while they were sending the narrative that President Donald Trump would not accept the results of the election if he lost, but they are the ones who will not accept the election results. They used a secret court to get legal ground to spy on Trump’s campaign and transition team in an effort to undermine his presidency, obstruct the workings of government, and to remove Trump from office.

My personal opinion, however, is that no one high up will ever go to jail over this because sedition laws require “force” to be used against the government. The intent here has been cunningly obscured.

Many Christians write me saying that, as Christians, our attention is to be focused on a higher kingdom. They claim government and affairs of America should be of no interest to Christians. I couldn’t disagree more. Our Constitution guarantees religious freedom and free speech. This has resulted in America being a beacon of Christ in spreading the gospel both in America and around the world.

We are blessed beyond imagination because of religious freedom. To say that the affairs of government are of no interest to Christians is an ignorant position.

Romans 12:21 says, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Moreover, being so heavenly minded that one is no earthly good has become a predominant reason why the nation and its citizens are exiting Christianity. Perhaps, that’s the real coup—one by the devil.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff

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