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A Call To Arms

A Call To Arms

By Joel B.

1 Timothy 2:1-3 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.

Friends, I am not a fan of politics. I think there are some honest politicians out there, but many of them have self-interest in mind. I also don’t like writing about politics, but I’m going to attempt to cover some issues that God has laid on my heart. Let’s begin.

Here’s the situation. According to a 2012 Gallup Poll, 77 percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians. So, why is it that we are the majority, yet we get our beliefs stomped all over? I understand there is a thing called “minority rights”, but this does not mean minorities should have there way with everything. It means there are certain accommodations that can be made to them in various circumstances to keep life fair to them and to avoid prejudice behavior. However, in reality it is the majority that must face prejudice decisions to keep the minorities happy in many cases. Let’s break it down even further.

Schools

Why is it Christians get a bunch of guff about praying or reading the Holy Bible in school? After all, this should be expected of us as these things are core to our beliefs. If a teacher or school official does not like it, they should still respect the fact that the student feels enriched by it and it isn’t likely being done to offend anybody. This also gives students a freedom of expression necessary for personal growth.

Also, public schools feed children humanistic religion through biased science books that promote things such as everything exploding into existence from nothing (The Big Bang), all life evolving from a single-celled organism, and that the universe is billions of years old. However, these text books fail to provide an ounce of proof to support these hypotheses.

The LGBT Agenda

Why is it that gay marriage is being forced upon us? I mean isn’t marriage a concept that was established through the Holy Bible, which also says homosexual behavior is a sin? Why is it Christians are being forced to cater to this behavior? I certainly don’t want to see this on television. I also don’t think a single judge should be given the power to make decisions like whether or not two men should be able to marry each other or if a bakery should be required to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Why should we be forced to move against our integrity to cater to a minority way of life that God says is sin?

Politicians

Why is it that politicians care about things when power, personal reputation, or money are involved, but they dismiss us when we question their actions? Our system is supposed to be a system of accountability, not a bunch of thieves and liars. If the politicians were doing as they should, people wouldn’t be questioning their integrity.

Also, why is it many of the laws that the politicians create don’t apply to the politicians who formed the laws. For example, Congress is not governed the same way by the Affordable Care Act that they created for the rest of the population.

Another concern about politicians is they’re making themselves rich off the taxpayers money instead of taking a fair raise that is equal to the cost of living increase that social security recipients and veterans receive.

Foreign Aid

Why is it that we tend to step in when oil and money are involved in a region that is struggling, but we completely ignore nations that have been dealing with attempts at genocide for years. I’m sure victims in South Africa would certainly appreciate our aid, yet we’re losing soldiers in the Middle East trying to convert parts of it into a democracy when this will never happen. They don’t want our form of government! They’re just a body of financial wealth and we’re giving up soldiers’ lives to try to capitalize on it.

A Call To Arms

Friends, I could go on and on with the problems our nation is facing with its politics. It is our duty as Christians to stand up for a better way of life for ourselves and our children. Jesus Christ challenged the political leaders during his ministry because He knew they had crooked practices and we need to do the same. Don’t be passive. Find a way to contribute. If we stand united as Christians, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Thank you for reading and God bless.

About Joel Bauer

Joel Bauer

Joel M. Bauer is a 43-year-old U.S. Army Veteran from Four Oaks, NC, which is just outside of Raleigh. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he attended school at Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts school, in Fort Wayne, IN, where he received his BS in social work and psychology. He has worked in such places as a homeless shelter, a community based treatment center for severe mental illnesses, a school for troubled students, and other social service agencies. His current endeavor is to build The Bottom Line website into a site that inspires both Christians and non-Christians alike, and brings glory to God.

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6 comments

  1. Ohhhh, I am right there with ya buddy!

    Most politicians are the scum of the earth. They are bought and paid for liars that do nothing for the American majority they were elected to represent. Instead, they are bought off by corporations and let their personal opinions get in the way of the job they are supposed to be doing.

    It seems that they always side with the vocal minority no matter what the majority of the people have to say about it.

    Case in point:
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/19/student-says-school-blocks-nra-gop-christian-websi/

    Here’s a snippet:
    ‘A senior at one Connecticut high school has asked administrators to explain why he can access websites like Islam-guide.com, the State Democrat site and Planned Parenthood on the school’s computers — but not sites for the NRA, the State GOP or Christianity.com.’

    Notice they can access islam but not Christianity? Tis because Christians are usually very nice people and don’t threaten violence every time they don’t agree with something. Same can’t be said for the other.

    Then there is the Redskins. Little bit of people are offended and booom! Their trademarks are revoked because some judges deemed it offensive. Well, that is bs! Offensive to one person doesn’t make it offensive to the rest of the populace. Not only that, shouldn’t there have been some kinda due process before ripping the trademarks away???

    Then there is the gay thing. Most religions do not approve of gay marriage. Christianity certainly doesn’t, pretty sure Catholics don’t, and we all know Muslims don’t. Out of those three, which harms gay people more? Tis a very easy guess and yet gays and politicians always go after Christians. My vote says it is because we are very nice to gay people even though we disagree and the same can’t be said when it is reversed. Take religion out of gay marriage. If you look at human anatomy and biology (and most species on the planet) it is very obvious that man and woman are meant to be together. Just because you can do something does it mean you should.

    The there is the ISP’s (internet service providers), for years these guys up rates more than triple the inflation rate and although people get a little miffed, they dealt with it. That is until Comcast got a little too greedy and is trying to buy Time Warner. That is when all hell broke loose.

    Politicians will not do squat unless there is a giant uproar. It has been proven with net neutrality and it will be proven with other things.

    People can only take so much before fighting back.

    Then there is the foreign policy. Not sure what it is but I will tell you this, Russian and China are doing whatever they want cause they are laughing at the US! The US has no more rules, standards or morals anymore. Call smoking bad and tax the crap out of it, but still legal. Illegal immigrants flood this country daily and the politicians want to make them legal. Weed is becoming legal, satanist are puting up statues, same sex ppl are getting married, etc.. Is it any wonder why no one cares what the US thinks anymore?

    Politicians, corporations and political correctness have all but destroyed the US and I don’t see it getting better anytime soon!

    😀

    • You made a good point. Force a Muslim bakery to bake a cake for a gay wedding and see what happens. I guarantee you that they won’t be passive about it. However, we shouldn’t either and no single judge should have the power to force someone to act against their religion.

      And the thing with the Redskins, if it was offensive, then it would’ve been offensive decades ago. Some groups just decided they wanted to cry about it and now a team’s legacy is at jeopardy.

  2. This is another issue about what our government is up to with actions being taken in regards to transgender right even when the presidential administration failed to convince congress to pass an agenda to include transgender people as a protect class in the area of employment and how they are to be addressed.
    It is a way of pushing this lifestyle on the public.
    Also a tidbit of why our media industry produces the movies and TV programming they do regardless of what many Americans may still want. The reason behind it is to change the American values through culture than making money. Take a moment to listen if you will.

    http://www.ncll.org/podcasts/law-talk-five/messages#.U6MZSRbgXk0.email

    • Sorry, but I don’t think I should have to share a public restroom with someone of the opposite sex just because Obama wants to kiss up to this demographic. Next, transgender students will be wanting to share locker rooms with students of the opposite sex because they want to be someone different than who God created them to be. If Obama is pushing this transgender issue, we most certainly need to get him on a leash, and quickly!

  3. Yes, it does appear that many politicians are liars and thieves…. I’m sure there are plenty that are. But we also need to remember that there actually are some who are sincere. We must also realize that, given the fact that the ideologies in our nation are diametrically opposed, it is very difficult to find acceptable compromises.
    Those who seek to ‘transform’ our country, do so through activist ‘bullying.’ They beat Christians up by using our Christian teachings against us. It’s true, they know we follow Jesus – and that is what prevents us from behaving badly. The same faith that they malign, they will use for their own purpose.
    Until the Holy Spirit transforms the hearts of the people in this country, things will only get worse.
    That is why it is SO very important to pray for our leaders AND for spiritual awakening and revival our nation.

    • Well said. I like politicians like Trey Gowdy that tell it like it is, but these type of individuals are a rarity. I also agree that we must pray for our leaders. I just do not approve of the bullying when Christians are the majority. We should take a stand for what it right because if we remain passive we will just lose more of what we hold near and dear to us.

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