Truly, I figured I’d be long, long, long gone to heaven to be with the Father, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and the saints of all time before I ever saw anything resembling this from this popular right-wing brother.
Well, ye of little faith, Marc.
Here’s a fascinating article by national syndicated columnist Cal Thomas. If anybody would’ve asked me a dozen years ago if this piece would’ve come from the pen of Thomas, I would’ve laughed myself silly. I guess I didn’t have enough faith. I’ve repented. I’m so pleased that brother Cal has seen fit to join the school of reason with what the Word teaches us in how to change the world around us. Enjoy this as I have, brethren.
Here’s a brief but shocking sample:
“Suppose millions of conservative evangelicals engaged in an old and proven type of radical behavior. Suppose they followed the admonition of Jesus to “love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit those in prison and care for widows and orphans,” not as ends, as so many liberals do by using government, but as a means of demonstrating God’s love for the whole person in order that people might seek Him?”
God is in the miracle business full time, isn’t He?! 😳 Sometimes I forget. You too? This drives me to deeper and more intense prayer, and praise. With God, nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing is impossible.
A DIFFERENT PATH – by Cal Thomas
After 30 years of trying to transform culture through politics, conservative evangelicals would be wise to try a different, God-glorifying direction.
When Barack Obama takes the oath of office on January 20, 2009, he will do so in the 30th anniversary year of the founding of the so-called Religious Right. Born in 1979 and midwifed by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell, the Religious Right was a reincarnation of previous religious-social movements that sought moral improvement through legislation and court rulings. Those earlier movements—from abolition (successful) to Prohibition (unsuccessful)—had mixed results. [Read more…]