The hallmark of our country’s governance has always been the peaceful transfer of power. The capitol insurrection was an utter disgrace and the most serious challenge to the transfer of power in our history. (Well, we did have that other insurrection 160 years ago.)
Utter disgrace. The more that is know about it the uglier it gets. The profaning of the halls of government.
I didn’t vote for Joe Biden but I will support him in every way, except in policy decisions where I cannot. He is the legally elected president of our country. It may be considered providential. Deal with it, peacefully.
I will pray for him and his administration regularly, as is expected of believers. Let the clowns, the conspiratorialists, the tire slashers, the rioters, the defacers, the tinfoil hat nutcases and outright criminals attempt what they may. Arrest them, incarcerate them, punish them. Hold them to the standards of our laws. We have the First Amendment which doesn’t guarantee a right to storm the Capitol, kill and injure police officers, and steal things.
The best thing for religious liberty is a stable society and the peaceful transfer of power.
The most helpful thing to our churches is a divorce from the extremists who conflate church and state, God and government, and true religion with dead, empty civil religion. Let your church dwindle to half of the size it is. If the civil religionistas are the ones who leave, you will have a stronger and more biblical church. Thank God for it and adjust your budget. I’m not a fan of the modern practice of church discipline but lying and causing strife and divisions might win me over.
Here in Georgia we have one African American senator and one Jewish senator. When I was born, the Caucasian population was around 90 percent. Now the percentage of Caucasian, non-Hispanic citizens is around half. John Ossoff and Rafael Warnock will be in my prayers also. (As an aside, Warnock, pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, plans to be a part-time senator and continue as the pastor of that church. We will see how that goes.)
Things have changed.
I’ve heard a steady call for Christians to take back America. I don’t know that Christians ever had it but there is no more consistent trend that the one that has seen Christians manage to lose position, power, and influence over the past half century. The image of some rodeo clown violently occupying one of the sacred spaces in our Congress and praying will be a source of disgust for me until I die.
God help us to overcome these travesties and look like followers of Jesus Christ.
I’m praying for Joe Biden, and, God willing, I’ll vote next year for divided government again.
Just in time for the inauguration, I’m getting my covid vaccine shot, tomorrow. Yahoo. Age has its benefits.
We should stock up with rabies vaccines for all the animals who occupied the Capitol. Utter disgust. I’ve taken my children to these places where there was almost reverence for the spaces and silence in the halls where Senators and Congressional Representatives were meeting, speaking. Now, they will ask, “Is this where…?”
My prayers are for those of you, pastors, who have to deal with this on a retail, local church level. God help you and give you wisdom and strength.
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