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Regardless of how you wanted the election to turn out, consider joining the Reformation to dedicate our lives as disciples of Christ, who overcome the lie of “separation of church and state” to apply Biblical principles to every aspect of life, including civic life and politics.
The Devil has the world believing there are two things that never should be discussed in public and polite company, which are “religion and politics.” Yet those two issues have the most sway over our lives. Of course Satan does not want Bible believing Christians to apply their faith about what God says in His Holy Word to civic life and politics. If God’s people do not discuss these issues, then Christian evangelism, and the principles of the Bible get pushed from the public square. That sounds like a perfectly, diabolical Satanic plan to me. And church, para-church and seminary leaders unwittingly cooperate with Satan’s plan when we quote the lie of “separation of church and state” as if it was part of the Gospel – though that phrase neither appears in the US Constitution, nor can be justified from even a casual reading of scripture as God drowned Pharaoh’s army in the sea when he led his state to disobey God in Exodus of The Bible.
1 John 2:4 says, “Whoever says, “I know him,” [meaning Christ] but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.” The phrase “separation of church and state” communicates that 1 John 2;4 does not apply to anyone who gets elected to political office. For that phrase communicates that “religion” – what 1 John 2:4 says means “doing what Christ commands” – does not apply to anyone in politics and government. That is an absurd concept for anyone who takes Christ’s Great Commission command literally as in Mark 16:15, where Christ says, “… “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”
Christ’s Great Commission is not merely to make “converts” but to grow those converts into disciples. A disciple is a close follower of Christ. A Disciple is a self-feeding, self-nurturing Christian who has enough background in the scriptures to continue studying on his/her own. A disciple has enough training in the work and move of the Holy Spirit to be able to follow His leading on a daily, moment-by-moment basis. A disciple is one who understands the different aspects of God’s character and nature, manifested in and through Christ, as He reveals Himself in The Bible from Genesis to Revelation. A disciple is one who lives, breaths, obeys and applies Christ to every aspect of life, including religion, civic life and politics.
Because the lie of “separation of church and state” has become a “frame of reference” through which we Christians unwittingly read, interpret and teach Scripture, we need a Reformation to break free from it. A Reformation involves fundamentally changing the way an institution operates. A Reformation fundamentally changes Christian practice.
A true Reformation that includes the application of Biblical principles to every aspect of God’s creation, including civic life, government and politics is what will Lift Us Up In Liberty.