There is a huge divide in American Politics today. Those that believe we should embrace our Judeo/Christian heritage, and those that want nothing but Secularism to guide us. But does there need to be such division? Why is it that many are failing to see that whether or not you believe in God, that we are still “Culturally a Judeo-Christian Nation”.
All of the positive tings about society come from that cultural heritage. The equality of people, the freedom for a woman to choose her own husband, and the right to worship how you please, all came from the Church. It is, in fact, irrelevant to politics if you follow a faith…The nation was founded on a set of values that have stood us well.
To deny our cultural heritage is not only ignorant, it is dangerous. Consider this…Without Christianity, there would be no Atheism. Nowhere else in the world has Secular Atheism risen, except in nations that have this heritage. Nowhere else in the world is it even safe or accepted that a free person can Leave the dominant religion. These are all freedoms that have their roots in the Judeo-Christian past.
Political policy shouldn’t be argued from the point of view of faith (mainly because if one believes and one doesn’t, then the arguments will fall on deaf ears), but all sides should accept and embrace that it is this heritage that has made us what we are.
Rarely does someone in public office lay bare their soul about their faith. It speaks to the character of an individual that has a moral value system. But when that individual steps out and starts to connect about his deep devotion to something…that speaks volumes.
Vice President Mike Pence is such a man. He is a deeply convicted man of conscience and faith. That faith came through when he made a video describing his relationship with God and Jesus.
In the moving video, he said “My faith became my own when I made a personal decision to trust Jesus Christ in my freshman year in college. That night, my heart was literally broken wide with gratitude and joy. When I came to realize that what happened on the cross, in some small measure, happened for me.” and that “the truth is that the strength of our nation has come out of our communities of faith. Throughout our history, it has been the voices of faith that have driven our nation to a more perfect union.”
Not often does someone open the door to potential ridicule for showing forth his love for God and the need for Jesus in the lives of others. He is right when he says the “voices of faith” have moved this country.
One of President Lincoln’s own speeches made this statement, “”It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God.”
A man deep in the despairs of a national crisis, the Civil War, testified of the importance of God in the lives of men. Many other esteemed leaders gave devotion to the Lord.
Most leaders of other nations do not subscribe to a similar mindset.
It says much about the man that President Trump selected as his running mate and now V.P.
How do you feel about someone that steps out to share his faith in Jesus? leave your comments below.
H/T: Lady Liberty’s News