Duty is ours; results are Gods.
John Quincy Adams (1830's)
John Quincy Adams was
fighting a moral battle as a Congressman following his term as our 6th President.
The hot topic of the day was slavery and he almost single-handedly had gag orders removed
that nearly stopped discussion of this issue. He didn't know if he could win.
He just knew he was obligated to give it his best effort. In the midst of this
battle, as things were looking dim, he was quoted as above. AS CHRISTIANS, WE NEED
TO HAVE THAT SAME ATTITUDE TODAY. By the way, he won!
As a modern day example,
Judge Roy Moore in a relatively small Etowah Co. Court in Alabama, had the Ten
Commandments on the wall. He was considered fairly easy prey to the ACLU, who told
him he had to take them down. He was told multiple times to 'settle' the case and
the ACLU wanted him to do that. He fought it through the Alabama Supreme Court and
won. Even if he had lost, he would have won the appreciation of many Christians.
In June 2000, he was nominated the Republican party candidate for the Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court of Alabama, something that would have had no chance of happening
except for his excellent stand. We win in the long run. Who knows,
we might even win before that.
|In the 1998 elections, 38% of eligible voters
actually voted. In America, 84% of the people consider themselves Christians.
As "Christians", we must allow God to rule our
lives. Whoever claims
to be a Christian must vote for individuals who best adopt God's values, not our own values, to please God. WHY?? To know what
those values are, we must read the Bible for ourselves.
- we must vote.
Our Nation was founded by Godly men who put duty ahead of
self interest. Many young American soldiers have died for us. Freedom is not free. Winning
in politics is not the most important goal. Standing true to God will protect our
Nation and will be blessed by our God. As Christians, this is our goal. If
those Americans who lived before us would give their lives for freedom and duty, how can
we ignore our chance to vote? In the 1998 election, only ~37% of those eligible to
vote actually voted. Those who failed to vote have contributed to our Country's decline
and have trampled on the graves of those who gave their lives for this Country.
John Quincy Adams was called the "Old Man Eloquent and the Hellhound of
Slavery" when he adamantly fought slavery and almost single-handedly successfully
fought the 'gag rule' in Congress that prevented even mentioning slavery.
According to John Quincy Adams:
you should form and adopt certain rules or principles, for the government
of your own conduct and temper
It is in the Bible, you must learn them, and from the
Bible how to practice them. Those duties are to God, to your fellow-creatures, and to
yourself. "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy
soul, and with all thy mind and with all thy strength, and thy neighbor as thyself. "
Duty is appropriate action
one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation. Our duties include voting
and influencing our government when it strays. WE MUST VOTE. This is a moral duty and therefore not a choice. Our duty is, as
Christians, despite our own value system, to adopt Gods value system, whatever the
cost. Abortion is todays slavery. We must earnestly and honestly seek
Gods guidance in the scriptures. We must firmly stand against those things He
considers sin. If we dont, we will lose even more of our freedom. We may
lose our souls. As Christians, we have no choice, nor should we want one. God
will bless those who stand unwaveringly with Him.
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