Our Voice and Our Vote

Our Voice and Our Vote | Brother Jim O'Connor, Oak Grove Church of Christ

When men and women of moral principles speak out on issues today the whine of the opposition is you’re violating separation of church and state. Such intimidation is often strong enough to cause Christians to retreat and leave politics to the politicians. Since when did homosexuality, abortion(murder), evolution(denial of God), and other like issues become political issues? And what transferred them from the field of theology to the arena of political science?

In spite of what the so-called liberal voices may verbalize, the constitution does not deny Christians the, right to speak out against ungodliness. Indeed, it grants and protects the right! And, even if that right was denied, we must still speak, for…

“We must obey God rather than men.” – Acts 5:29

The law on separation of church and state was designed to keep the state from running the church, not to keep righteous people from running the state! The law is being abused by those who wish to continue permitting wickedness to be the voice of the people. They yell foul when the guilt of fouling things up is their own.

We’re in favor of neither a state church nor a church state. We are in favor of righteous politics being engaged in by righteous politicians. We wish for our “one nation under God” to be guided by men and women who love and respect the God our nation is under. We seek not for elected officials to legislate morals, but we do desire moral legislation. Is that asking too much? Do we dare ask less?

If we believe it’s true that “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” Psalm 33:12, and that “Righteousness exalteth a nation.” (Prov. 14:34), then our course is clear.

We will exercise our voice and our vote. If we don’t, we won’t.

-Brother Jim O'Connor
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