Election Day has passed, the votes have been counted, and secularism and immorality has triumphed at the polls. A president who openly ran on the notion that we ought to force private employers to pay for abortions, supply tax-payer funding to Planned Parenthood (the largest abortion provider in America), and support same-sex “marriage,” has been re-elected. Voters in Colorado and Washington approved the legalization of marijuana. Also, in Washington, along with Maryland and Maine, a majority of citizens voted to alter marriage to include same-sex unions. Similarly, in Minnesota, citizens voted against an amendment to their state constitution that would have prevented departure from traditional marriage.
We, as Americans, have voted our values, and what we apparently value, above all, is our own selfish, sinful desires, though they lead to our own destruction.
So, where does that leave American Christians?
Should we just “close shop and go home” and wait for the Kingdom to come? While that suggestion has some appeal, the answer is “no.” Because of the foresight of our founding fathers, we retain the unique freedom to boldly live out and share our faith. This freedom, though increasingly threatened, is delineated in our U.S. Constitution and protected by it. We are obliged in these troubling times to stand firm in our faith and share our beliefs with others in the public square.
The lies of the enemy abound, “abortion doesn’t kill unborn babies or hurt women, but gives them a choice; homosexuality isn’t damaging to traditional marriage or ourselves, but is a viable alternative; Jesus was good philosopher and good man, but not the son of God.” Our call as those privy to the truth – revealed in God’s Word – is to use the liberties we’ve been granted in this country to let that truth be known. It’s not always easy, but to love, truly love, is to share truth.
While we still have this freedom, let’s be sure to exercise it, whether that be through conversation in the break-room or at the family table, letter to the editor, email to congressman, sign in front of an abortion clinic, or handing out a gospel tract on a public sidewalk. For God’s one and only truth is the one and only hope any of us have.