It isn’t always easy to know what to think. As Christians, we have to have guidelines; there must be scripture to show us how we should react to day-to-day events here in America and around the world.
It always reminds me of the line, said by the rabbi in “Fiddler on the Roof”. When asked if there is a prayer for the Tsar, he replied, “Oh, of course there is a prayer for the Tsar! God bless and keep the Tsar … far away from us!”
We are told in the scriptures we must pray for our leaders, specifically our national leaders, like the president and his cabinet, members of Congress, the justices of the Supreme Court, and so on. The dilemma for the Christian today is really no different than it was 2000 years ago: what do you do when the leader of your country is somebody you don’t like or trust, etc.? Many of us don’t like President Obama and don’t trust him and his administration. There were many who
didn’t like loathed President George W. Bush and his people. The same was true for Pres. Clinton, Pres. G.H.W. Bush, and even President Reagan (though I find it hard to believe somebody wouldn’t like RR!)
If you look back in time to the early years of the Church you will find they lived under such leaders as Nero, who killed both the Apostle Paul and the Apostle Peter, and blamed all the troubles of the Roman Empire of that time on the “Christians”. Over the first couple hundred years many Christians were killed in the Coliseum in Rome by wild animals, by the sword, even by burning them alive.
If you have a hard time praying for President Obama, try praying for him under threat of a painful and violent death! Rarely has it been easy for Christians to pray for their national leaders!
OK, so we have to pray for our president and Congress. Does that mean we have to sit back and take whatever they try to feed us? Do we have to sit back and allow them to do whatever they like to us and to our country because we are Christians and we are supposed to be meek and mild, never hurting even a fly?
What are we to do when we see the policies the administration is pursuing are very likely to destroy this country as we know it? I don’t think it’s necessary for me to go down the list of my grievances with the Obama administration as they are well-known and well-reported in the media today. Suffice it to say that I am a conservative Republican, and you should get a pretty good idea where I stand.
The founders of this great country did not sit idly by when faced with tyranny, the likes of which is staring us in the face today. They bravely took up arms in order to take control of their own destiny, and birthed the United States of America.
When faced with tyranny by Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist Party in Germany in the 1930s and 40s, millions of soldiers from the Allied nations chose to take up arms against the German Nazis and fight for freedom in Europe. The same was true in the Pacific when Japan, allied with Germany, tried to take over the western hemisphere and impose their own horrible brand of tyranny.
In Eastern Europe and Asia the people arose against the tyranny of the Soviet system and ended its reign of terror.
I ask, are we as Christians supposed to sit back and allow the liberals to impose their brand of tyranny upon this, the greatest country of them all?
Tell me I’m overreacting. Tell me the policies of the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress will not cause the loss of our liberties and the decline of morals and the economy here in the USA. Tell me I’m believing lies. Perhaps that will show me who you are listening to.
Who is a Christian to believe? In whom is a Christian to put his trust?
What do you do when you can see the results of the administration’s policies staring us in the face? – sit back and let it happen, or try and do something to stop it?