Did God Put Barack Obama in the White House?

Text: Daniel 4:17 Many Christians are disappointed in the outcome of the Presidential election. But many have concluded that it must have been God’s will for the President to be reelected. Daniel 4:17 is often cited on this point. However, these are different times. There were specific purposes and prophecies for nations in the Bible; […]

The Rise and Fall of the United States – A Biblical Perspective

Text: Isaiah 40:15 Lately, the U.S. seems to be in decline. Will this decline result in the inevitable fall of the U.S.? Nobody knows, but all of this has people asking questions. Does the U.S. hold a special place in God’s plan? Has God blessed the U.S. because of its founding upon biblical principles? Is […]

Justice for King Agag

Text: 1 Samuel 15:32-33 Saul was sent on a mission to destroy the Amalekites, yet spared their king – Agag (1 Samuel 15:2-3,8). Saul was condemned and punished for his sin (1 Samuel 15:14-15, 18-20, 22-23), yet Samuel did not forget to deal with Agag. Even though Agag thought he would be spared, justice was […]

Thoughts on Citizenship

Text: Colossians 2:15 In His death, Jesus made a “public display” of the civil rulers and “put them to open shame” (ESV). The full force of civil authority was against Christ (Acts 4:26), and they failed. But Jesus didn’t abolish civil authority (Romans 13:1). Therefore, we may live as citizens of an earthly country, but […]

Contraceptives, Abortion, and Infanticide

Text: Genesis 9:6; Psalm 127:3-5 These have become hot topics of late. When addressing these issues, it is important that we do so from a Biblical perspective Contraceptives Contraception refers to various things that are used to prevent pregnancy – no Scriptural argument to say all contraceptives are wrong in all cases Fall under realm […]

Act As Free Men

Text: 1 Peter 2:16 This country was built upon the foundation of freedom. Declaration of Independence states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” This was not […]

Pray for Those in Authority

Text: 1 Timothy 2:1-4 Pray for Those in Authority Entreaties, prayers, petitions, thanksgivings – whatever is good, thank God for it; whatever is not good, petition God for change Remember that civil authorities have been given a role today by God (Romans 13:3-4; 1 Timothy 2:2) Remember our responsibility toward those in authority (Romans 13:1; […]