Left never tires of Christian bashing

WorldNetDaily

April 29, 2005

If I didn't know better, I would think liberal politicians and columnists were out to prove the thesis of my book that there truly is a war being waged against Christianity and Christians in the United States.

Oh, yes, they deny it and attempt to turn the tables, saying it's Christians who are the belligerent ones, trying to take over the country and establish a theocracy. If it's not the New York Times' Maureen Dowd, it's her colleague Paul Krugman. If it's not them, it's John Kerry. They are all up in arms about Christianity and its influence in politics, governance and the public square.  John Kerry claims to be a Christian...

What are these people so exercised about? Why must they insist on demonizing Christians? Why do they fear them so? Why are they so paranoid about them participating in politics and government? Why do they seem to think that only Christians must keep their views to themselves once they are elected to office?

It's jealousy - between the different houses who claim to be Christians - along with a reasonable fear for the knowledge of the brutality that can come from them. Consider the 'Dark Ages'

These times are different though - in that all of society now has a copy of the Word of God available - which does have the power to shut the mouths of kings who speak not accordingly.

Failed presidential candidate John Kerry said, "I am sick and tired of a bunch of people trying to tell me that God wants a bunch of conservative judges on the court." Just for the record, Sen. Kerry, conservatives and Christian conservatives aren't saying they want conservative judges on the court, but originalists: judges who will interpret the Constitution according to the Framers' original intent.

Article. VII of the constitution of the United States of America:

Done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven and of the Independence of the United States of America

Col 3:17 Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name [The Word of God] of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

The Word of God brings peace and prosperity.

The war against Christians has intensified with the recent controversy over ending the Democrats' (nearly) unprecedented filibustering of judicial nominees. Senate Democrats and their enablers apparently see the Christian right as the main bogeyman in the effort to restore majority rule to the judicial confirmation process.

They are especially upset with Senate majority leader Bill Frist for agreeing to participate in "Justice Sunday," an event organized by Christian groups to rally Christians to support politicians trying to end the judicial filibuster. Frist's opponents, from Ralph Neas, president of the People for the American Way, to junior Sen. Mark Pryor, have registered disgust that Christian politicians and Christian groups would presume to approach this issue from the perspective of their Christian worldview.

And that is why it is SO important to let the Word of God speak for itself. It does not contradict - and it thoroughly condemns all forms of violence.

Before the judicial filibuster flap, it was the Terri Schiavo case. During that acrimonious, national debate, Dowd accused Christian conservatives of trying to establish a theocracy. Actually, she said, "Oh, my God, we really are in a theocracy." She also paid homage to the "credo" that "a person's relationship with God should remain a private matter."

And, she compared Christian conservatives to Muslim "religious fundamentalists" in Iraq. Thereby, exposing the fact that she does not know what she is talking about. Here is why:

The Works of Christ - The Son of God:

Mat 5:44 I [Jesus] say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

 

1Th 5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good.

 

Rom 13:9  Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

 

Mat 5:44 Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

 

Rom 13:10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

 

The works of Muhammad:

009.005  fight and slay the Pagans ''''wherever'''' ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war.

033.061 They shall have a curse on them: whenever they are found, they shall be seized and slain (without mercy). Cursed: wherever they are found they shall be seized and murdered, a (horrible) murdering

009.123 O ye who believe! fight the unbelievers who gird you about, and let them find firmness in you.

047.004 Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers in fight [jihad], smite at their necks. [Behead them!]

005.033 THE PUNISHMENT of those who '''wage war''' against Allah and His Messenger IS: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet.

See the difference? between that which furnishes the way to peace, tranquility and life? - and that which leads the way to cruel hatred and destruction?

But is Dowd the kind of person who is able to listen long enough to get all of these facts? She should be. She wants to be a leader of the people. It is her responsibility to get all of the facts. She made it her responsibility.

And she is wrong to compare the Christian Lord with the god of the Koran. [even an honest 'atheist' would have to agree]

Krugman, similarly, compared Christian "extremists" in America to "religious extremists" in Israel who "have already killed one prime minister." In fairness, Krugman said such assassinations aren't occurring here yet, but "unless moderates take a stand against the growing power of domestic extremists, it can happen here." {The Word of God will condemn such 'extremists' - EVERY TIME!

Dowd's suggestion that we have a theocracy isn't serious enough to warrant a rebuttal. Most Christians I know are radically opposed to theocracy, which is antithetical to religious freedom, a principle at the apex of their priorities.

But Dowd's wrongheaded notion that "a person's relationship with God should be a private matter," needs to be vigorously challenged.

If Christians are to honor Christ's Great Commission of spreading the Gospel to all nations, they must engage in the political arena and governance if for no other reason than that the Gospel cannot flourish as well in the absence of political and religious liberty. Christians have a duty to be involved to promote liberty.

Where did we get this crazy idea that Christians can't base their support and opposition of candidates, issues and even laws on Christian morality? Dowd's specious assertion ignores that the overwhelming majority of our Founding Fathers formed this government on Christian principles. Most of our laws, civil and criminal from trespassing, to stealing, assault, rape and murder are grounded in morality, and it is an astonishing deception to suggest otherwise.

This idea that Christians must keep their views to themselves, and that politicians must keep their Christian worldview in a lockbox has caught on even among many Christians. But a Christian inhibits his Christian walk if he places his religion on just one "shelf" of his life. His worldview must inform his politics, just as everyone else's does.

Luk 6:46 Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?

Mar 7:13 Making the Word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.

Mar 7:14 Hearken unto me [Jesus] every one of you, and understand:

Mar 7:15 There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.

Mat 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Col 3:17 Whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name [The Word of God] of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

What the secular Left wants to do is marginalize Christian conservatives by suggesting they are hell-bent on reserving religious liberty (and presumably other types of freedom) only for themselves.

But all we have to do to refute that lie is to point to the history of this great nation, which owes its freedom largely to the religious liberties enshrined in the Constitution by Christians. The Left will never tire of castigating Christians, so we might as well get used to that. But in the meantime, it is important that Christians be neither duped nor intimidated from participating aggressively in politics and governance, which is their sacred right and their unquestionable duty.

"all we have to do to refute that lie" is to speak the Truth - the Word of God.

Let ALL who speak against the Word of God ponder this one:

Mic 6:3 O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? Testify against Me.

Let them show where the Christians' Covenant violates the laws of America.

They will stand condemned - because it can not be done.  Slander is illegal in Heaven - just as it is in America.

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