Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Proverbs 14:24
Is that verse referring to the people or the laws? Israel was a nation with righteous laws, but that didn’t keep them from sinning and rebelling from God. Will enforcing Biblical ethics “make” us a Christian nation without changing hearts and minds with the Gospel?
“Sharing the Wealth” The Inconsistency of American Christians
Some Christians vote to codify and enforce heterosexual marriage, but many of those same believers strongly oppose this socialistic concept of “sharing the wealth” that has become such a sound bite lately.
How would those Christians react with their American mindset if they were in Acts chapter 2 and following? Barnabas (Acts 4:32-37) sold property to share his wealth with poor Christians. They literally “shared the wealth.” As capitialistic, American, believers today, we can easily rationalize and explain away such practices, all the while claiming to be following the Bible and the “pattern.”
If we desire to enforce one aspect of Christian lifestyle (sexuality) in the political arena, why do we oppose another Biblical lifestyle in the political arena?
Can someone help me out??