I think the American people now see that Jihad is coming to America. Of course it’s been here for a while, but those in authority and those in popular media have refused to acknowledge the truth.
The truth is that radical Islam has attacked the Middle East, Africa, and Europe with the kind of attacks as in Paris. They have promised us that America is next.
What should government do to protect its citizens? When I ask that question I frankly don’t think about my wife and me, but I think about my four grandchildren. The leadership of our nation has the responsibility to protect my grandchildren.
Last month I preached from Romans 13. Romans 13 describes our responsibility to government. Unless there is a law that breaks the law of God, we Christians have a responsibility to fully and ungrudgingly follow the law. That’s what I called my congregation to do. We must pay taxes (and not complain about it) because the Bible calls us to do so.
That is our responsibility to our government.
The same passage of Scripture describes government’s responsibility to God and to its citizens.
“The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do wrong” (Romans 13:4).
Our leaders have been charged with the responsibility of bearing the sword to protect its people. To not do so is to disobey God.
Every person in authority, including the president of the United States, rules under God’s authority. We always need presidents who recognize the authority of God. When a president or governor does not recognize God’s authority, America cannot function.
Right now, America seems to be very dysfunctional.
Would you join with me in praying for those in authority in America to acknowledge God, to recognize his authority, and to use that authority to protect my grandchild and yours?
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