Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Colossians 3:23 “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men”
Matthew 10:32-33 “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.”
II Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
In recently reading Eric Metaxas’ book on stalwart Christian and slavery abolitionist William Wilberforce, “Amazing Grace,” I came across the interesting thought that described the errant counter-argument in this way:
“In the thick of the battle for abolition, one of its many dedicated opponents, Lord Melbourne, was outraged that Wilberforce dared inflict his Christian values about slavery and human equality on British society. ‘Things have come to a pretty pass,’ he famously thundered, ‘when one should permit one’s religion to invade public life.’ … how very glad we are that one man led us to that pretty pass, to that golden doorway, and then guided us through the mountains to a world we hadn’t known could exist.”
Shortly after reading that book and this quote, I read Charles Krauthammer’s book, “Things That Matter.” He shared related thoughts on abortion and other moral issues from 1990:
“It is particularly hypocritical for liberals to profess outrage at the involvement of the Catholic Church in this political issue, when only a few decades ago much of the civil rights and antiwar movements was run out of the churches. When Martin Luther King Jr. invoked scripture in support of his vision of racial equality and when the American Catholic Bishops invoked Augustine in their pastoral letter opposing nuclear deterrence, not a liberal in the land protested that this constituted a violation of the separation of church and state.”
The humanistic world around us would love to exclude moral and religious arguments from the public dialogue when they disagree with their conclusions. It is a trick from their old playbook, and we must not be swayed by their hypocritical logic. After all, moral and religious arguments ended slavery and secured civil rights. These same tools can free us from reckless and unmitigated secular stranglehold that is ruining our society today.
PLEASE PRAY FOR AMERICAN CHRISTIANS TO UTILIZE THE POWER OF SCRIPTURE TO ARGUE FOR RIGHT AND RIGHTEOUS POLICIES IN SOCIETY TODAY. We must not fall for the tricks of secular hypocrisy.