We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Nation Without Truth Will End In Anarchy

If truth be not diffused, error will be; if God and His Word are not known and received, the devil and his works will gain the ascendancy; it the evangelical volume does not reach every hamlet, the pages of a corrupt and licentious literature will; if the power of the Gospel is not felt throughout the length and breadth of the land, anarchy and misrule, degradation and misery, corruption and darkness, will reign without mitigation or end.

Daniel Webster, 1823, cited in "Quotable," The Berean Call, December 2002


Anonymous said...

Louise Moore

Anonymous said...

Second it, AMEN!


Anonymous said...

Great quote to be sure. But have a profound question to ask that pertains to truth....as the church seems to put its hope in men during election time, believing every word that comes from political candidates' mouths. Since I choose not to vote and believe that God ordains the leaders of the nations with regards to His Word, why is it then that the "evangelical" leaders blame those of us who do not vote, when their "endorsed" candidates do not get "in" their sought after offices?

I am sorry here, for I could not vote for a Mormon any more than I could vote for a muslim. It was against my conscience to do so for God, the Holy Spirit, still does a powerful work speaking to us through His Scriptures. And voting for a Roman Catholic is no better, despite how moralistic they seem to be.

For the lies resonate from the lips of Republicans just as they do the Democrats. All truth MUST come from the Scriptures, for rare is the man that proclaims his shortcomings.

ali said...

And sadly, this doth appear to be the case.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...


Please forgive my late response; I was out of town due to a death in the family.

God does indeed ordain our governments. However, God also works with man’s ways. In this country the people are supposed to be the government, and we elect people to represent us and make laws on our behalf. God uses that and, in my opinion, gives us the government we deserve. If we as Christians don’t exercise our right to vote for people who better represent a more godly form of government, then God is going to give us the government we deserve!

In our nation it is unfortunate that there are only two viable political parties. That is reality. I have long ago decided that candidates in either party cannot really be trusted to work for the people instead of self-interests. I find the necessity to vote against any Democrat because of the Democrat Party Platform. The Democratic Party platform calls for unlimited abortion, same-sex fake marriage, total promotion of the homosexual agenda, total promotion of sexual immorality in general, redistribution of the wealth (i.e., theft), etc.  One cannot obey God and support that which is ungodly.

And yet we are responsible still to participate in the election of those people who will run our governmental system. If we as Christians refuse to vote, then we will continue with leaders who are more and more ungodly. We must vote against the more ungodly, meaning we can only vote for the Republican candidate, because any other vote for any other party has been proven to be nothing more than a vote for the Democrats. (By the way, people tout the Libertarian party, but from a moral standpoint they are the same as the Democrat party, in that they believe anyone should be able to have abortion, same-sex fake marriage, sexual anarchy, etc).

No one should ever vote for a Muslim because the religion of Islam calls for the total subjugation of the world. And this subjugation is to be done by the violent force necessary. Islam is totally contradictory to any freedom, let alone religious freedom.

A Mormon, on the other hand, will have the same values as Christians. (Normally so will Catholics, but Catholics routinely vote for Democrats because of the social gospel they promote.) If we have a choice between a good Mormon (not a Harry Reid type) or a Democrat,
voting for the Mormon would be the most godly decision. If you worry about an individual’s religious beliefs being in error, then you really can’t vote for anyone. Trust me, I’d take a Mormon any day over a Democrat. Mormons are normally very much in favor of a country which obeys God; the only problem is that they have a very erroneous view of who God is, but that doesn’t affect their politics.

There are those conspiracy theorists who will rail against voting for Mormons because of the Mormons claims in the 1800s that they intended to take over the USA. Even then that was a nonsensical claim because they don’t have that kind of power, and our Constitution would prevent such a thing.

Yes God puts those in government who he wants there, but he uses the ways of man and we are responsible to God when we abdicate our responsibilities to where he will give us the government we deserve — which is why we now have Obama and this corrupt administration.