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Russ Walton put it right: government is not a producer, it is a taker, and a spender. Every dollar spent by the government is a dollar taken from the private sector, from the workers and investors. Every dollar taken by the government cannot be spent or invested by that productive private sector business. 

The Bible in the book of Acts, Chapter 4 does not teach socialism, as some might think. What the early Christian did was voluntary, the property was in their control what to do with their land and money from the sale. We see clearly in this passage that others gave money to the Church, not the State. Because socialism is in itself atheistic, it never teaches to give money to the Church.

Alexis de Tocqueville also said, America will last until the public discovers that it can vote for itself largess (liberal taking) out of the public treasury. We have discovered that with a vengeance. Alexis de Tocqueville said it would bring about the destruction of the great nation. We are facing staggering deficits because millions of Americans are voting for schemes that will transfer wealth to them out of the public treasury, and many states are discussing bankruptcy as an option.

Look, it is simply not shown anywhere in the Bible to redistribute wealth. The Bible does not support this idea. The whole essence of Charity is voluntary! No money can be extracted from you by Robin Hood or the state and be considered Charity, because its taken from you, its involuntary. 

An interesting analogy D James Kennedy used that a Christian life be compared to a hurricane. "In Florida we are familiar with hurricanes. First is that calm still warm center, and second there are the swirling winds that roar around that center.

In spiritual life, if were going to be a hurricane we need two elements, the warm calm center, which is our private life with Christ, our faith in Him, devotion and desire to live for him, this is what fuels the power of the hurricane.

But there must be something that comes out of that. Christians must be engaged in the cities and towns of America, potent, and able to make good. A vast majority of Evangelical churches in America today have become Pietistic and they have little or no effect upon the culture. Piety is good, devotion to religion, but Pietism is not because it makes the Church impotent. They never engage politics.

In other words if that warm calm center (Pietism) went across Florida it would not change much, because there are no powerful winds."

So what are we to do? Christ said be salt and light. Salt of the earth,( so you are not good for nothing.) Light of the world and salt of the earth, these are unique and different.

Christians have obligations in politics, schools, media, business, families, churches, and yes; motion pictures. Did you know when the motion picture camera was invented it was offered to the Church and they turned it down because see they were Pieties, and could not see any practical use for it.

Christ said in Matthew 28:18-20...teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. As wonderful as John 3:3 is, "all that I have commanded you means ALL that is taught in the FOUR Gospels, and the entire Bible, including what the Bible says how to influence governments for good.

Does political activism do any spiritual good? If it is part of what God teaches us in Scripture, then of course it does spiritual good because it pleases God, and Christ is seeking transformed lives, and then a transformed world.Read more...

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The highest authority in America (under God) would not be any person at all. The highest authority in our land is a document, the Constitution of the United States.

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Russ Walton put it right: government is not a producer, it is a taker, and a spender. Every dollar spent by the government is a dollar taken from the private sector, from the workers and investors. Every dollar taken by the government cannot be spent or invested by that productive private sector business. 

The Bible in the book of Acts, Chapter 4 does not teach socialism, as some might think. What the early Christian did was voluntary, the property was in their control what to do with their land and money from the sale. We see clearly in this passage that others gave money to the Church, not the State. Because socialism is in itself atheistic, it never teaches to give money to the Church.

Alexis de Tocqueville also said, America will last until the public discovers that it can vote for itself largess (liberal taking) out of the public treasury. We have discovered that with a vengeance. Alexis de Tocqueville said it would bring about the destruction of the great nation. We are facing staggering deficits because millions of Americans are voting for schemes that will transfer wealth to them out of the public treasury, and many states are discussing bankruptcy as an option.

Look, it is simply not shown anywhere in the Bible to redistribute wealth. The Bible does not support this idea. The whole essence of Charity is voluntary! No money can be extracted from you by Robin Hood or the state and be considered Charity, because its taken from you, its involuntary. 

An interesting analogy D James Kennedy used that a Christian life be compared to a hurricane. "In Florida we are familiar with hurricanes. First is that calm still warm center, and second there are the swirling winds that roar around that center.

In spiritual life, if were going to be a hurricane we need two elements, the warm calm center, which is our private life with Christ, our faith in Him, devotion and desire to live for him, this is what fuels the power of the hurricane.

But there must be something that comes out of that. Christians must be engaged in the cities and towns of America, potent, and able to make good. A vast majority of Evangelical churches in America today have become Pietistic and they have little or no effect upon the culture. Piety is good, devotion to religion, but Pietism is not because it makes the Church impotent. They never engage politics.

In other words if that warm calm center (Pietism) went across Florida it would not change much, because there are no powerful winds."

So what are we to do? Christ said be salt and light. Salt of the earth,( so you are not good for nothing.) Light of the world and salt of the earth, these are unique and different.

Christians have obligations in politics, schools, media, business, families, churches, and yes; motion pictures. Did you know when the motion picture camera was invented it was offered to the Church and they turned it down because see they were Pieties, and could not see any practical use for it.

Christ said in Matthew 28:18-20...teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. As wonderful as John 3:3 is, "all that I have commanded you means ALL that is taught in the FOUR Gospels, and the entire Bible, including what the Bible says how to influence governments for good.

Does political activism do any spiritual good? If it is part of what God teaches us in Scripture, then of course it does spiritual good because it pleases God, and Christ is seeking transformed lives, and then a transformed world.