August 13, 2012 by Cole Ryan
“The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments, their duties, and their obligations. The radical change in the principles, opinions, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.” John Adams
A government isn’t capable of doing that. I don’t think there will ever be a president that will be able to change the principles, opinions, or religious views of anyone. We need to stop talking about the president and the political parties and start talking about right and wrong. Political parties don’t matter anymore. Our nation wasn’t founded to be the way it is today, that’s pretty clear, but that can’t be fixed by anything a regulation or a law can do. A revolution needs to take place, and it starts in the hearts and minds of the American people, not in Washington DC. Somewhere down the line we got the warped misconception that the government owes us something, like we are entitled, or that we are meant to rely and depend on the government. I think sometimes we assume we need to wait for the government in order to make a change, or we think that they are the only ones capable of making a change. We must begin to look at Washington DC as the source of our problems, not the solution to them.
This world will not be made better through political force. Forcing people to live according to your beliefs won’t change their heart, it will only change their actions. It is about serving, not ruling. It is written that we are called to be a servant to all (Mark 9:35). It is also said that when we are welcomed into Heaven, God will say “well done, my good and faithful servant!” (Matthew 25:21). Above all else we are meant to be servants. So rather than using political force to see God’s word come to pass may we serve others, and be an example of Jesus’ love – that is what truly brings people to salvation. Christians are called to be servants, even Christian politicians.
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