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“Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

Most baby-boomers you talk to compare the world they live in today as an alien world compared to the world 60 years ago. We lived in a world that was permeated with a Christian culture. Almost every store closed on Sundays, most divorces very difficult to obtain, no movie ratings since all would qualify as “G”. Baccalaureate services for graduation at virtually every high school in the land with clergy speaking. Now, of course, you can’t say the word Christmas in schools, it is now “Winter Break”. I could go on but you get the picture. The society had a Judeo-Christian worldview that was accepted as truth. When most Christians think about worldview, if they think about it at all, what comes to mind are ideas.

Worldview isn’t less than ideas, of course, but it is more. John Stonestreet defines worldview as the framework of fundamental beliefs that give us a view of and for the world. That framework includes ideas, but also our imagination, habits, and the fundamental stories—both cultural and personal—that shape our lives.

The historian Robert Wilkes wrote that “The Church is a culture in its own right. Christ does not simply infiltrate a culture; Christ creates culture by forming another city, another sovereignty with its own social and political life.” What distinguishes this culture from the non-Christian world is not some kind of physical separation or spiritual withdrawal, but, to borrow Wright’s phrase, a “way of being in the world” that’s different than other ways. The question posed to us as Christians is this: how do we infiltrate this world and culture with truth that influences politics, families, government – in fact all facets or our culture. The message of government today is that we “freedom of worship” not “freedom of religion”. It is fine to worship, just keep it confined to the four walls of the church, unless there is a pandemic. The elites will take care of laws, government, education and culture. We know Political parties and their leaders are not our salvation.

 In early November the Republican National Committee announced their partnership with Log Cabin (homosexual) Republicans at Mar-a-Lago with Donald Trump to create its first “Pride Coalition” which will invest in and mobilize LGBTQ+ communities. Donald and Melania were guests of honor and both Melania and RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel were awarded prizes for their commitment. This is just one example, among many, of the disconnect between truth and the goals of the political parties. Evangelicals and Christians are just another voter bloc to win over with promises and rhetoric. This will shock only those who haven’t been paying attention. Al Mohler described the relationship between Republicans and evangelicals as a “marriage of convenience”. In this case, marriage is a particularly painful and ironic metaphor.

I look at people who have left the world of politics to engage the culture with a profound Christian worldview. Tony Perkins was a member of the Louisiana legislature before helping found the Louisiana Family Forum in 1998. In 2003 he became President of the Family Research Council in Washington D.C. and has been a very effective voice on policy. Bob Vander Plaats is another person who went from politician, losing a close Governor’s race in Iowa in 2002, to founding a group called “The Family Leader”. This is a group that also focuses on aligning people of faith to be a voice in politics, government and culture. Bob has recently been effective in helping organize similar groups in other states. Their mission is; “Inspiring the Church to Engage Government for the advance of God’s Kingdom.”

Does Idaho, particularly the Panhandle, need this kind of organization and leadership? I think it does. We need churches and Christian leaders in unity on issues that affect families, our communities and government. Not “union” but unity. What happens if we don’t recapture America and restore it to goodness? Os Guinness in his book A Free People’s Suicide summarizes the issues this way: “Americans today are heedlessly pursuing a vision of freedom that is short-lived and suicidal. Once again, freedom without virtue, leadership without character, business without trust, law without customs, education without meaning and medicine, science and technology without human considerations can end only in disaster.” He goes on to say that, “Claims to rights and entitlements without duty are destroying the cultural soil in which all rights and freedom itself have to be nourished.”

It is my belief that it must be done but the hour is late. There should be an “Idaho Family Leader” that is outspoken and not afraid to confront politicians, the media and the culture with truth. A very important election is coming in May that will determine much of the direction for Idaho in the future. . If you have thoughts or comments on this topic, drop me a line at bjshill@mac.com.

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” — 2 Timothy 3:16-17

4 replies on “A Christian Worldview”

You are 100% right. This is what I have been writing about for years, and have published at Redoubt News on occasion.

I will be sending you my article on a nation wide conservative coalition
by email.

Being that “Christian” represents a very wide umbrella today (most of which isn’t Christian at all), what we instead need is a Biblical Worldview – meaning one that looks to Yahweh, God of the Bible, as Sovereign and thus His moral law as supreme, and, of course, Christ as Lord and Savior of His remnant.

Anything else is humanistic secular view.

Case in point: the biblically egregious Constitutional Republic, born of the biblically seditious Constitution.

Consequently, if you promote the Constitution as the supreme law of land, you’re worldview is neither biblical nor Christian.

Keep in mind, idolatry is not so much about statues as it is statutes, such as what one considers the supreme law of the land.

There can only be one supreme law: 1) The Constitution, per Article 6, or 2) Yahweh’s moral law, per the Bible.

To futilely attempt to meld the two is to be as double-minded as were the Israelites on Mt. Carmel with Elijah: Why halt ye between two opinions? If We the People (a contemporary form of Baal) be God, serve them. If Yahweh be God, serve Him!

For evidence, see free online book “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective,” in which every Article and Amendment is examined by the Bible, at https://www.bibleversusconstitution.ORG/BlvcOnline/blvc-index.html

Then Chapter 9 “Article 6: The Supreme Law of the Land.”

See also blog article “Could You Be a Disciple of Baal and Not Know It?” at https://www.constitutionmythbusters.ORG/could-you-be-a-disciple-of-baal-and-not-know-it/

Find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the sidebar and receive a free copy of the 85-page “Primer” of “BL vs. USC.”

Oh baloney!

Taliban ted at it again: “Consequently, if you promote the Constitution as the supreme law of land, you’re worldview is neither biblical nor Christian.”

Our Constitution is the FIRST and ONLY Constitution that recognized the sovereignty of God and His laws. FACT.

You can’t understand our Constitution without know the other founding document that it is PREDICATED on. Our Declaration of Independence. Both documents recognize God’s supreme law.

As for the Israelites, they had their laws handed to them by GOD HIMSELF.
And STILL sunk into apostasy, lawlessness, moral degeneracy, and even child sacrifice.

So by YOUR logic, do you blame God or His laws for the Israelites failures?

Of course not, no more than you can blame the God fearing Founders or the Biblically based Constitution.

GOD’S PLAN starts with raising our children CONTINUALLY, every generation, in the ways of the Lord.

NO society that doesn’t know God will ever be able to follow Him, or rule themselves for long.

And no amount of your SHARIA style, coercive Christian mandates will ever change that.

You are so caught up in your own agenda and plan, that you have completely forgotten GOD’S PLAN.

FALSE PROPHET ALERT!

God Bless our Founders, who sacrificed SO much for their faith and for “millions unborn.” THEY paid the price for OUR freedom.

Taliban ted, NEVER FORGET THE WARS YOUR FATHERS FOUGHT. And STICK TO GOD’S PLAN.

BEWARE of anyone who would incredulously equate God (being the only thing I’ve ever promoted is Yahweh’s sovereignty and thus His moral law as supreme) with the constitutional framers instead of the rebellious Israelites with the biblically egregious framers, and then audaciously thinks her point has validity.

That the framers were likewise biblically rebellious is evidenced in the fact that there’s hardly an Article or Amendment that’s not antithetical, if not seditious to Yahweh’s sovereignty and morality.

For evidence, see free online book “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective,” in which every Article and Amendment is examined by the Bible, at https://www.bibleversusconstitution.ORG/BlvcOnline/blvc-index.html

At the same location, see also free online boo “Biblical Examination of the Declaration of Independence.”

Find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the sidebar and receive a free copy of the 85-page “Primer” of “BL vs. USC.”

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