The New American: These are dark days for our Republic. Does light await on the other side?
Capitol Hill exploded in pandemonium on Wednesday afternoon as masses of President Trump’s supporters marched on Congress while lawmakers counted the electoral votes from the 2020 presidential race that would certify Joe Biden as president and Kamala Harris as vice president.
Storming barricades, protesters made their way into the Capitol, prompting the postponement of the electoral vote counting process as Vice President Mike Pence and members of Congress were evacuated to their offices for safety.
Clashes arose between police and the president’s supporters. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reportedly requested that National Guard troops clear and secure the Capitol.
Once inside the Capitol Building, groups of protesters (perhaps including agents provocateurs) wandered down the halls looking for lawmakers. Some made it onto the floor itself, with one individual climbing onto the dais and yelling “Trump won that election!” Read More
Opinion: An old and very close friend asked me if I would get behind the new administration and hope for the best for America. It was an important question, and after a few seconds I answered that it is not possible. My friend is a secular progressive, and he was disappointed by my response.
My friend reminded me that he was hopeful 4 years ago, and only turned against President Trump after being disappointed by some early policy decisions. I had no interest in hearing what those decisions were and I realized at that moment that the gulf between us was something that he could not comprehend.
- How do I as a Christian condone murder through abortion?
- How do I as a Christian condone homosexual marriage?
- How do I as a Christian support the coming Equality Act?
It is simple really, I can’t.
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
Once the Word of God penetrates the innermost being of a person it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Instantly, a thought or concept that is against God’s word is identified and is abhorrent and must be avoided.
For the past 4 years we’ve had summer camp. President Trump stood for religious rights, stood for Israel, and stood against Planned Parenthood. It was a nice respite.
The next 4 years promise to be the opposite. There is no need for violence or marches. The Lord told us that before He comes for us there would be a falling away (2 Thess. 2:3).
He told us that the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way (2 Thess. 2:7).
You see when the Holy Spirit is taken out of the way, the Church He indwells goes with Him (1 Cor. 1:51-52; 1 Thess 4:16-18).
So comfort each other with these words, and be at peace.
See our post on the Equality Act here